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International Finance. Lecture 5. World Financial Markets and Institutions. International Banking and Money Market International Bond Market International Equity Markets Futures and Options on Foreign Exchange Currency and Interest Rate Swaps International Portfolio Investment.

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World financial markets and institutions
World Financial Markets and Institutions

  • International Banking and Money Market

  • International Bond Market

  • International Equity Markets

  • Futures and Options on Foreign Exchange

  • Currency and Interest Rate Swaps

  • International Portfolio Investment


International bond market
International Bond Market

  • Facts and figures

  • Foreign bonds and Eurobonds

  • Types of ________ securities

  • International debt securities: Currency, Nationality, and Type of Issuer

  • ________ ratings

  • Market structure

  • International Bond Market Indices


The world s bond markets
The World’s Bond Markets

  • A statistical perspective:

    • Go to the Bank of International Settlements and view data on outstanding ________ of debt and equity securities.

    • In 2005, outstanding amounts of international debt securities was $14,615.9 billion, domestic debt securities B$44,991.7 billion. Data from Morgan Stanley Capital International show that world market capitalization (World Index) was $1,257.78 billion in the end of 2005.

    • The total market ________ of the world’s bond markets is much larger than that of the world equity markets


Foreign bonds and eurobonds
Foreign bonds and Eurobonds

  • Foreign bond – issued on a local market by a foreign borrower and usually denominated in local currency. Issue and trading supervised by local authorities.

    • Toyota issues $-denominated bonds in _________ market

  • Eurobond – underwritten by a multinational syndicate of banks and placed mainly in countries other than the one in whose currency it is denominated.

    • KLM Royal Dutch issues a ________ denominated bond in ________

      • Types:

        • Bearer bonds

        • Registered bonds


Bearer bonds and registered bonds
Bearer Bonds and Registered Bonds

  • Bearer Bonds are bonds with no registered owner. As such they offer anonymity but they also offer the same risk of loss as currency.

  • Registered Bonds: the owners ________ is registered with the issuer.

  • Foreign bonds often have colourful names:

    • Yankeebonds are US $ denominated foreign bonds sold in the US;

    • Samurai bonds are Yen denominated foreign bonds ________ in ________;

    • Bulldogs are pound sterling denominated foreign bonds sold in the UK.


National security regulations
National Security Regulations

  • Yankee bonds must meet the requirements of the ________, just like U.S. domestic bonds.

  • Many borrowers find this level of regulation burdensome and prefer to raise U.S. dollars in the ________ market.

  • Eurobonds sold in the primary market in the United States may not be sold to U.S. citizens.

  • Of course, a U.S. citizen could ________ a Eurobond on the secondary market.


Global bonds
Global Bonds

  • Aglobal bond is a very large international bond offering by a single borrower that is simultaneously ________ in North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Mostly institutional investors are the purchasers so far.


Types of instruments
Types of Instruments

  • Straight Fixed Rate Debt

  • Euro-medium term notes

  • Floating-Rate Notes

  • Equity-Related Bonds

  • Zero Coupon Bonds

  • Dual-Currency Bonds


Straight fixed rate debt
Straight Fixed Rate Debt

  • These are “plain vanilla” ________ with a specified coupon rate and maturity and no options attached.

  • Since most Eurobonds are bearer bonds, coupon dates tend to be ________ rather than semi-annual.

  • The vast majority of new international bond offerings are straight fixed-rate issues.


Straight fixed rate debt1
Straight Fixed Rate Debt

  • Calculate the value of a 10-year 10% semi-annual coupon bond when yield to maturity for this type of bonds is rd=13%


Accrued interest
Accrued interest

  • The full price of the bond equals the quoted price Q (clean price) plus accrued interest AI.

  • The clean price of a Eurobond is Q=95, the annual coupon is 6%, and we are exactly three months from the past coupon payment. What is the full price of the bond?


Floating rate notes
Floating-Rate Notes

  • Just like an ________ rate mortgage.

  • Common reference rates are 3-month and 6-month U.S. dollar LIBOR

  • Since FRN’s reset every 6 or 12 months, the premium or discount is usually quite small…as long as there is no change in the default risk.


Floating rate notes1
Floating-Rate Notes

  • A FRN has the following coupon formula: 6-month LIBOR rate + 50 basis points with a cap of 7% and a floor of 5%. The coupon rate is reset every 6 month. Compute the coupon rates.


Floating rate notes2
Floating-Rate Notes

  • An A-rated company issues a perpetual Eurodollar FRN. The FRN has a semi-annual coupon rate set at 6-month LIBOR plus a spread of 0.5%. Six months later, LIBOR is 6% and the default spread for A-rated bonds moved to 1%. What is the estimated value of the FRN on the reset date if we assume no further changes in LIBOR? (so-called “freeze method”).


Equity related bonds
Equity-Related Bonds

  • Convertibles

    • Convertible bonds allow the holder to ________ his bond in exchange for a specified number of shares in the firm of the issuer.

  • Bonds with equity warrants

    • These bonds allow the holder to ________ his bond but still buy a specified number of shares in the firm of the issuer at a specified price.

  • Value = Price of straight bond + Value of call option to convert into stock or to buy shares

  • Trade usually at ________ compared to straight bonds

  • Note: Vcallablebond = Price of straight bond - Vcall option


Zero coupon bonds
Zero Coupon Bonds

  • Sold at a ________ from face value because there is no cash flow until maturity.

  • In the U.S., investors in zeros owe taxes on the “imputed income” represented by the increase in present value each year, while in Japan, the gain is a tax-free capital gain.

  • Pricing is very straightforward:


Implied forward exchange rate
Implied Forward Exchange Rate

  • Term structure of interest rates ________ for every major currency

    • View term structures for USA, Japan, Germany, other countries from Bloomberg.

    • Using yields on zero-coupon bonds with different maturities, we can calculate implied ________ exchange rates

    • Useful information in checking exchange rate forecasts (break-even analysis in international bond investing)

    • n-year implied forward rate is Fn=S(1+rFC)n/(1+rDC)n



Return and risk of foreign bonds
Return and Risk of Foreign Bonds

  • c – current yield when you ________ the bond

  • FY – change in the yield since you bought the bond

  • D – bond duration

  • s - % change in the exchange rate, appreciation or depreciation of the ________ bond currency


Return and risk of foreign bonds1
Return and Risk of Foreign Bonds

  • A British investor just bought a US T-bond with duration of 10. The bond’s yield is 5%. The next day, US term structure moves up by 0.05% and the $ depreciates by 1% relative to GBP. What is the approximate gain/loss in GBP?


Dual currency bonds
Dual-Currency Bonds

  • A straight fixed-rate bond, with

    • interest paid in one currency, and

    • principal in another currency.

  • Japanese firms have been big issuers with coupons in yen and principal in dollars.

  • Good option for a MNC financing a foreign subsidiary.

    • Issuer:

    • Investor:


Dual currency bonds1
Dual-Currency Bonds

  • Nippon Kokan Kabushiki Kaisha (NKK) issues an 8% Dual Currency Yen/U.S. Dollar bond maturing in 10 years. Issue amount: JPY 20,000,000,000. Redemption amount at maturity: US$110,480,000. Current spot rate JPY/USD=181.02824. The yen yield curve is flat at 4% and $ yield curve is flat at 12%. What is the value of this bond?


Dual currency bonds2
Dual-Currency Bonds

  • What is YTM on this bond?

  • First, convert the principal into yen without calculating its present value. This can be done using forward rates. 10-year forward rate is FJPY/USD,10=SJPY/USD*(1+iJPY)10/(1+i$)10



International bonds and notes currency nationality issuers
International Bonds and Notes: Currency, Nationality, Issuers

  • Bonds issued in Canadian dollars represent less than 1% of world total




Credit risk and credit ratings
Credit risk and credit ratings Issuer

A 1-year bond is issued by a corporation that has 1% probability of default. In case of default the recovery rate is zero. The 1-year yield on default-free bond is rf=5%. If an investor is risk-neutral, what is the required bond yield r (using so-called certainty equivalent) and credit spread?


Credit risk and credit ratings1
Credit risk and credit ratings Issuer

  • Bonds with higher default rates pay higher yields

  • Credit risk includes

    • Default risk

      • Default 

    • Credit spread risk

      • Credit spread increases  value of bond ________, holding period return HPR decreases

    • Downgrade risk

      • Credit rating becomes ________  higher required market yield applies  bond value decreases  holding period return HPR decreases

  • Sovereign risk (a type of event risk)

    • ________ of foreign government to pay

    • ________ of foreign government to pay




Bond ratings and default risk1
Bond Ratings and Default Risk Issuer

  • What is the probability that a bond rated AA in the beginning of the year will be in default by the end of the year?

  • What is the probability that a bond rated BB in the beginning of the year will maintain BB-rating by the end of the year?

  • What is the probability that a bond rated BB in the beginning of the year will be downgraded by the end of the year?


Eurobond market structure
Eurobond Market Structure Issuer

  • Primary Market

    • Very similar to U.S. ________.

  • Secondary Market

    • OTC market centered in London.

      • Comprised of market makers as well as brokers.

      • Market makers and brokers are members of the International Securities Market Association (________).

  • Clearing Procedures

    • Euroclear and Cedel handle most Eurobond trades.



International bond market indices
International Bond Market Indices Issuer

  • There are several international bond market ________.

  • J.P. Morgan and Company

    • Domestic Bond Indices

    • International Government bond index for 18 countries.

    • Widely referenced and often used as a benchmark.

    • Appears daily in The Wall Street Journal

  • Bond index data from CIBC, from FTSE, and MSCI


World financial markets and institutions1
World Financial Markets and Institutions Issuer

  • International Banking and Money Market

  • International Bond Market

  • International Equity Markets

  • Futures and Options on Foreign Exchange

  • Currency and Interest Rate Swaps

  • International Portfolio Investment


International equity markets
International Equity Markets Issuer

  • Facts and figures

  • International Stock Market Indices

  • World Equity Benchmark Shares

  • Trading in International Stock Markets

  • International Equity Returns


Market capitalization of countries
Market Capitalization of Countries Issuer

  • Over 90% of the total market capitalization of the world’s equity markets is accounted for by the market capitalization of the ________ world. The other 10% is accounted for by the market capitalization of developing countries in “emerging markets”.

    • Latin America

    • ________

    • Eastern Europe

    • Mideast/Africa

  • Recently the growth rates in these emerging markets have been strong, but with more volatility than we have here at home.



Liquidity and concentration
Liquidity and Concentration Countries

  • The equity markets of the developed world tend to be much more liquid than emerging markets.

    • Liquidity refers to how quickly an asset can be ________ without a major price concession.

  • Emerging Markets tend to be much more concentrated than ________ markets.

    • Concentrated in relatively few companies.



Market structure trading practices and costs
Market Structure, Trading Practices, and Costs Countries

  • Primary Markets

    • Shares offered for ________ directly from the issuing company.

  • Secondary Markets

    • Provide market participants with marketability and share ________.


International investment
International Investment Countries

  • The shares of Microsoft were trading on NASDAQ on January 1 at $41. A Swedish investor purchased 100 shares at that price. The SKR/USD rate was 9.4173-88. One year later, the investor received a dividend of $2 per share and sold the shares at $51 per share. At that time the SKR/USD rate was 9.8710-50. What is before tax return on the investment, in USD and SKR?


International investment1
International Investment Countries

  • SKR return = Buy $ (ask SKR/$ rate), invest in MSFT, receive $ dividend and sale proceeds, convert $ back into SKR (bid SKR/$ rate)


World equity market indices
World Equity Market Indices Countries

  • Asia/Pacific Rim

    • Japan: NIKKEI 225

    • HK: Hang Seng

    • Singapore: STRAITS

    • Australia: S&P/ASX

  • More countries

    • Check MSCI/BARRA, free registration, access to multiple indices

  • North America

    • Dow Jones

    • NASDAQ

    • Standard and Poor 500

    • S&P TSX Composite

    • Mexico’s BOLSA index

  • Europe

    • UK: FTSE 100

    • France: CAC-40

    • Germany: DAX

    • Spain: IBEX

    • Italy: MIB


World equity benchmark shares
World Equity Benchmark Shares Countries

  • Exchange-traded fund (ETF) –mutual fund that issues shares that are ________ traded on stock exchange

  • World Equity Benchmark Shares (WEBS)

    • ETF replicating returns on MSCI international indices, trades on AMEX, look up iShares.

    • Country-specific baskets of stocks designed to replicate the country indexes of 14 countries.

    • ________ are subject to U.S. SEC and IRS diversification requirements.

    • Low cost, convenient way for investors to hold diversified investments in several different ________.


World equity benchmark shares1
World Equity Benchmark Shares Countries

  • An ETF indexed on NIKKEI 225 is listed on NYSE. Its NAV is computed based on closing prices in Tokyo. When it is 9am in NY, it is 11pm in Tokyo, on the same day. The NAV based on Tokyo closing price is 10,000, the 9am exchange rate is JPY/USD=100. When NYSE is closing at 4pm, Tokyo is still closed, and JPY/USD=99.

  • What is the $ value of the ETF at 9am in NY?

  • What is the $ value of the ETF at 4pm in NY?


International equity trading
International Equity Trading Countries

  • Magnitude

    • During the 1980’s world ________ markets began a trend toward greater global ________.

    • Diversification, reduced ________, improvements in computer and communications technology, increased demand from MNCs for global issuance.

  • Cross-Listing

    • Firm having its equity shares listed on one or more foreign ________.

    • The number of firms doing this has exploded in recent years.


International equity trading1
International Equity Trading Countries

  • American depositary receipts (ADRs)

    • US bank either has a branch or hires a custodian (local bank) in a foreign country

    • Foreign country shares are ________ and left in vault in foreign country

    • ADRs are receipts that represent shares in foreign vault, traded in the USA

    • Idea: ________ transaction costs related to buying/selling shares traded in a foreign country

  • Global Registered Shares (GRS)

    • Same shares trading on exchanges in different countries


International equity trading2
International Equity Trading Countries

  • A large German bank is considering a purchase of 10,000 shares of DaimlerChrysler shares. They are listed on XETRA and NYSE. In Germany the shares trade at EUR 51, and brokerage commission is 0.25% of the value. A US broker quotes $44.70-44.90 per share. The exchange rate is USD/EUR=0.8800-0.8820. Where is it cheaper to buy DaimlerChrysler’s GRS?


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