Fixed Income Securities I: The Bond Markets

  • Moorad Choudhry
  • Didier Joannas
  • Richard Pereira
  • Rod Pienaar
Part of the Finance and Capital Markets Series book series (FCMS)


In most countries government expenditure exceeds the level of government income received through taxation. This shortfall is met by government borrowing, and bonds are issued to finance the government’s debt. The core of any domestic capital market is usually the government bond market, which also forms the benchmark for all other borrowing. Government agencies also issue bonds, as do local governments or municipalities. Often (but not always) these bonds are virtually as secure as government bonds. Corporate borrowers issue bonds both to raise finance for major projects and to cover ongoing and operational expenses. Corporate finance is a mixture of debt and equity, and a specific capital project will often be financed by a mixture of both.


Interest Rate Cash Flow Term Structure Yield Curve Forward Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moorad Choudhry
    • 1
  • Didier Joannas
    • 2
  • Richard Pereira
    • 3
  • Rod Pienaar
    • 4
  1. 1.KBC Financial ProductsUK
  2. 2.Hong KongChina
  3. 3.Nomura plcUK
  4. 4.UBS AGUK

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