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Tirana, Albania Venture Capital, Investment Management
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10 years experience
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates Strategy, Investment Management
Analyst
15 years experience
  • Fixed Income
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Analysis
  • Competitive Analaysis
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Berlin, Germany M&A, Venture Capital
Senior
3 years experience
  • Fixed Income
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +55
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein Strategy, M&A
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1 years experience
  • Fixed Income
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • Project Management
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Hamburg, Germany M&A
Associate
2 years experience
  • Fixed Income
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
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Los Angeles, CA, USA Strategy, Venture Capital
Senior
10 years experience
  • Fixed Income
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Business Development
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Chicago, IL, USA Strategy, Venture Capital
Manager
3 years experience
  • Fixed Income
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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Paris, France Strategy, M&A
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  • Fixed Income
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Our fixed income consultants offer advisory services to clients that are looking at investing in the fixed securities market. We offer expert advise on the best available options that will not only guarantee appreciable returns but also manageable for the long-term.

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What clients usually engage your Fixed Income Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Fixed Income talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Fixed Income professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Fixed Income talent and are able to provide clients with Fixed Income professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Fixed Income professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Fixed Income consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Fixed Income consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Fixed Income talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Fixed Income talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Fixed Income consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Fixed Income

What is a Fixed Income?

Fixed Income is a name given to the group of investment products that provide fixed income. In general, they are debt instruments such as bonds, notes and deposits. Fixed income is often issued by governments or other public bodies in order to raise funds with which they can carry out various activities such as investing in infrastructure projects (e.g., building bridges or tunnels) and supporting the economy in times of economic growth or recession. In a similar way as observed by Fintalent’s Fixed Income Consultants, companies can issue fixed income securities to raise funds for certain purposes including funding new investments and repaying existing debts.
The first instrument created for the purpose of providing fixed income was called “consol”. It was issued in 1752 by the British government to help cover the costs of any war that might break out with Spain. Other governments followed Britain’s example and tried issuing their own consol-type securities.
In most instances, consol instruments were created to fund only a specific project that was considered critical for the country in terms of promoting industrialization or improving its economy. However, as European countries became more industrialized, companies and governments started issuing more complex fixed income securities in order to raise larger amounts of money. In addition they began offering different types of fixed income instruments that could be traded on stock exchanges such as Euronext, NYSE and Nasdaq. This, in turn, helped to increase liquidity into the fixed income market, creating a wider and more efficient market for investors to invest.
One of the most popular types of fixed income instruments are those known as “bonds”. These are debt securities that come with an interest rate (also called “coupon”) that can be paid either at regular intervals or at maturity. The time between each coupon payment is known as the “maturity period”. Bonds that pay coupons every six months are known as “half-yearly” bonds and those paying coupons every year are known as “annual” bonds.
Another popular fixed income instrument is the Deposit Receipt (DR). The DR is similar to a bank deposit in that the holder of the DR receives interest on the amount of money invested by the issuer. However, DRS do not have an official maturity period and therefore can be traded throughout their lifetime. Most DRS offer a fixed rate of return and are therefore suited to investors who want long-term financial security and stability.
Fixed income securities are often divided into categories based on the term they offer. For example, “term” bonds, which will mature at any time between one and ten years, are preferred by those investors who need money for short-term borrowing and investment needs within a specific time period (e.g., when planning a vacation). Those who need to invest money for a longer term, and without any specific focus on the duration of their investment, can choose “callable” bonds. These securities have an option given to the issuer (usually the managers of the bond) whereby they may redeem or call back their investments in order to use them for other purposes. Debt securities that are either redeemable at any time or callable at a certain date are known as “contingent” debt securities and those that have a fixed maturity date are known as “fixed” debt securities.
There are also different types of fixed income instruments available for investors with different aims and needs. One of the most important distinctions is the maturity of these securities. The common types of fixed income securities are those that can be paid either at regular intervals or at maturity. The two most popular options include “term” and “callable” fixed income investments. Term fixed income instruments are usually long-term, such as five to seven years, whereas callable fixed income instruments have a defined earlier deadline for redemption or repayment in order to help reduce volatility in a portfolio.
Some bonds are called “zero coupon”. Zeros are considered a discount because they have no interest payments but rather will require periodic payments for their entire duration years (which may be specified as “zero coupon rate”). The most common example of a zero coupon bond is the Eurobond. Issuers usually give a 10-year maturity period.
Issuers may also offer the option of “callable” fixed income securities, which are usually more liquid and easier to sell than other types of fixed income investments. These securities have an option given to them (usually the managers of the bond) whereby they may redeem or call back their investments in order to use them for other purposes.
Fixed income instruments can also be classified by their risk level. The main categories include “safe” and “high risk”. Some examples of safe fixed income securities include US Treasury Bonds, Japanese government bonds, US government agency bonds and Euro Bank notes, among others. These are considered safer investments because they are issued by trustworthy and financially stable governments or government agencies.

As mentioned, fixed income securities can be traded on stock exchanges such as Euronext and NYSE. This is a key characteristic of fixed income securities because it allows investors to quickly sell their investments should they so wish and therefore helps to protect them against any sudden changes in the market. The following are three of the most popular types of fixed income instruments that can be traded on these stock exchanges:
The agency bond , also known as an “agency debt security”, is issued by a government agency that has been authorized to borrow from the government’s budget. These bonds are issued on behalf of a government agency and backed by the agency. Because they are not backed by a certain amount of assets, they have no official maturity period and, therefore, do not offer guaranteed returns.
The corporate bond is issued by companies or corporations that have been granted the authority to borrow money from lenders. They are usually offered for sale in the secondary market after their initial issuance due to investors’ preference for them over government securities. The duration of corporate bonds ranges from one week to ten years, with their maturity date determined when their redemption date arrives. Like government debt securities, these fixed income investments can pay either at regular intervals or at maturity.
Finally, we come to the municipal bonds . These are fixed income securities issued by municipalities or local governments (such as counties and cities) for the purposes of raising capital for projects. A specific date is established when the municipality can redeem or call back its security. Municipal bonds yield higher returns than government agency bonds but are also more risky in that they carry greater risk of default under certain circumstances.

Categories of Fixed income Securities

Fixed income instruments are often categorized according to their maturity period. For example, “term” bonds mature at any time between one and ten years, and are therefore more appropriate for investors who need to borrow money and then invest it for a specific time period (e.g., when planning a vacation). Those who need to invest money for a longer term, and without any specific focus on the duration of their investment, can choose “callable”. These securities have an option given to the issuer (usually the managers of the bond) whereby they may redeem or call back their investments in order to use them for other purposes. Debt securities that are either redeemable at any time or callable at a certain date are known as “contingent” securities.

Fixed income instruments can also be classified according to their risk level. The main categories include “safe” and “high risk”. Some examples of safe fixed income securities include US Treasury Bonds, Japanese government bonds, US government agency bonds and Euro Bank notes, among others. These are considered safer investments because they are issued by trustworthy and financially stable governments or government agencies.
Another categorization is the credit rating of fixed income securities. The most common ratings are “investment grade”, “speculative grade” and “junk”. This latter category includes lower quality fixed income securities that have a high risk of default.

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