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Global fixed income markets offer extensive possibilities for seeking returns and diversifying risks.
With trading desks in seven locations across Asia, Europe and the Americas, we can help you navigate the spectrum of fixed-income assets worldwide, including investment-grade and high yield, emerging markets, preferred shares, new issues, and commercial paper, as well as derivatives in credit and interest rates.
Because the Private Bank is an integral part of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, you can enjoy many of the advantages of Citi’s fixed-income platform, across both cash and derivative products.
Our fixed-income specialists can advise you upon and help you implement ideas and strategies based upon your specific needs.
We can provide you with macroeconomic analysis, individual trade recommendations, and insights into order flows, as well as ideas drawing upon Citi Research’s expertise.
Eligible clients can also benefit from our Global Investment Lab’s institutional-caliber analysis of individual fixed-income portfolios and strategies.
Our open-architecture fixed income platform means you can benefit from pricing from counterparties from across the marketplace.
As well as dealing by phone, you may also be eligible to enjoy direct electronic access to our platform.
Our global custody network enables us to meet your particular securities processing and trade settlement needs, however sophisticated and far-reaching.
If you are especially active in fixed income and meet eligibility requirements, you may be able to benefit from our Active Trader and Markets Direct Access offerings.
This enables direct dealing through a fixed-income specialist rather than first going through a Private Banker.
As well as enjoying real-time transparency into the pricing and progress of your trades, you may be able to have a dedicated trading specialist in each region of the world where you wish to trade.
Bonds are affected by a number of risks, including fluctuations in interest rates, credit risk and prepayment risk. In general, as prevailing interest rates rise, fixed income securities prices will fall. Bonds face credit risk if a decline in an issuer’s credit rating, or creditworthiness, causes a bond’s price to decline. High yield bonds are subject to additional risks such as increased risk of default and greater volatility because of the lower credit quality of the issues. Finally, bonds can be subject to prepayment risk. When interest rates fall, an issuer may choose to borrow money at a lower interest rate, while paying off its previously issued bonds. As a consequence, underlying bonds will lose the interest payments from the investment and will be forced to reinvest in a market where prevailing interest rates are lower than when the initial investment was made.