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General notions

BondForeign bondGrey marketInternational BondMortgage participation certificatePromissory note

Market participants

AgentArrangerAsian Development BankBank for International SettlementsBookrunnerClearstreamDepositoryEuroclearEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentFinancial advisorFinancial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)Foreign bank branchGuarantorInternational Finance CorporationInvestorIssuerMarket makerMILAPaying agentRating AgencySPV or SPEStock ExchangeSuretySyndicateSyndication participantThe United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)Underwriter

Issue process

AuctionDefaultInformation memorandumIssuanceListingNIC (new issue concession)OfferPlacementProspectusQuotation boardSecurities issue resolutionSecurities transactionsSyndicateTap issue (reopening)Technical defaultTrancheUnderwriting

Issue parameters

Admitted quoteCommon CodeCouponCurrency of issueDiscountFace value (par value, denomination)Integral MultipleISINISIN 144AIssue priceIssuer ratingMarket price (1)Market price (2)Market price (3)Maturity dateMiFIR Sub Class CodeMinimum denominationMinimum settlement amountReg SRule 144AStructured finance credit ratingСovenant

Analytical characteristics

AI (accrued interest)Current yield/ flat yieldEffective YTMEmerging Markets Bond IndexLiquidityMacaulay durationMid-SwapsModified durationNominal YTMYield curveYield spread and spread to mid-swapYield to maturityYield to option (CALL, PUT)

Transaction types

CDOCDS - credit default swapConcession bondsCredit-Linked Note (CLN)Dim SumEuro-Commercial Paper (ECP)Global Depositary Note (GDN)Green bondInfrastructure bondsInterim financing (bridge financing)IRS - interest rate swapLoan Participation Note (LPN)Masala bondsRepackagingRepurchase Agreement - RepoSchuldscheindarlehen or Schuldschein, SchuldscheineSecuritizationStructured financeSwapUridashi

Day count conventions

30/360 German30/360 ISDA (30/360)30/360 US30E+/36030E/360Actual/360Actual/364Actual/365AActual/365FActual/365LActual/Actual (ISDA)Actual/Actual (ISMA)BD/252Day count basisDay count conventionDay count fractionNL/365

Financial ratios: Debt


Government securities (CIS)

Belarus government bonds (GКО and GDО)Federal loan bonds (OFZ)Federal loan bonds with debt amortization (OFZ-AD)Federal loan bonds with fixed coupon interest (OFZ-FK)Federal loan bonds with fixed coupon rate (OFZ-PD)Federal loan bonds with variable coupon (OFZ-PK)Government savings bonds (GSO)Government savings bonds with a fixed coupon rate (GSO-FPS)Government savings bonds with permanent coupon rate (GSO-PPS)Index-linked OVGZLong-term indexed Treasury bills of Kazakhstan (MUIKAM)Long-term savings Treasury bills of Kazakhstan (MEUZKAM)Long-term Treasury bills of Kazakhstan (MEUKAM)Mid-term indexed Treasury bills of Kazakhstan (MOIKAM)Mid-term Treasury bills of Kazakhstan (MEOKAM)OVGZShort term Treasury bills of Kazakhstan (MEKKAM)Short-term government bonds (GKO)Special mid-term Treasury bills (MAOKAM)VAT-OVGZ

US Treasury Securities

Surprise reopening (unscheduled reopening)TIPSTreasury billsTreasury bondsTreasury notes

Rates of Interest

Bank Rate of The Bank of EnglandBasis point (bp)Basis rateEURIBORFederal funds rateLIBORLIBOR replacementMarginMosPrime RateNear-Risk Free RatesOvernight Call RateTarget of Bank of JapanRefinancing Tender RateSARONSOFRSONIAWIBOR€STR

Credit Market General Notions

Amortized loanBalloon loanBridge loanBullet loanClub loanCross-border loansMulti-currency loanPre-export financingRevolver, revolving loanSecured loanSubordinated loanSyndicated loanSyndicated loan trancheTerm loan

Islamic Finance

FatwaFiqhGhararHalalHaramIjaraIslamic facilityIstisnaMudarabaMurabahaMusharakaRibaSalamSukukTakafulVakala

Advanced terms of bond market

Callable Ratchet Inverse Floater NoteCarrot-and-Stick BondCatastrophe bonds (cat bonds)Certificate Of Deposit (CD)Contingent Convertible bonds (CoCos)Death Spiral Convertible BondFirst Mortgage BondHard Call ProtectionHeaven-and-Hell BondInverse FloaterPayment-In-Kind Bonds (PIK)PfandbriefRatchet Bond (i.e. rate adjustable bond)Retractable BondSoft Call ProtectionStep-up bondToggle NoteTRACE-Eligible bonds

Structured Products

Barrier Capital Protection Certificate (Shark Note)Barrier Discount CertificateBarrier Reverse ConvertibleBonus Certificate/Protected TrackerBonus Outperformance CertificateCapital Protection Certificate with CouponCapital Protection Certificate with ParticipationCategories of structured productsConstant leverage certificatesConvertible Certificate (Exchangeable Certificates)Discount CertificateExpress CertificateGeared Reverse ConvertibleLadderMini-FuturesOutperformance CertificateRange AccrualReference Entity Certificate with Conditional Capital ProtectionReverse ConvertibleSpread WarrantStructured productTracker CertificateTwin-Win CertificateWarrantWarrant with Knock-Out

Bonds of unrecognized debt

Unrecognized debt


Change of ControlCollective Action ClauseCovenant Suspension/Fall-AwayCross DefaultDesignation of Restricted and Unrestricted SubsidiariesEvents of DefaultFinancial covenantsLimitation on Business ActivitiesLimitation on Dividend and Other Payment Restrictions Affecting Restricted SubsidiariesLimitation on IndebtednessLimitation on InvestmentsLimitation on layering (anti-layering)Limitation on LiensLimitation on Restricted PaymentsLimitation on Sale of AssetsLimitation on Sale/LeasebackLimitation on Subsidiary DebtLimitations on transactions with affiliatesMerger RestrictionsRating Trigger

Option types

Equity clawbacksMake Whole Call / Doomsday Call

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Cbonds Glossary contains data on key notions and definitions of the bond and international bond market. All the terms in Glossary are grouped by the following categories: market participants, issue process, issue parameters, analytical characteristics, transaction types, day count conventions, financial ratios, government securities, loan market general notions, structure and peculiarities of syndicated loans, interest rates, Islamic finance.
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