Private Placements: Pushing Boundaries in Bonds

This article was originally published in the 5.06 issue of Wealth Professional, available online here. Founded in 2015, Overbond is driving innovation in the fixed income markets with its bond origination platform and new issue deal execution capabilities. Starting a new business is always a risk. But calculated risks are what drives entrepreneurship.  When Vuk…

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COBI and Predictive Analytics in the Fixed Income Market

The Overbond platform’s COBI (Corporate Bond Intelligence) tool uses big data technology and machine learning to study data and construct algorithms that enable it to predict indicative debt capital market pricing levels. As a machine learning algorithm, COBI forecasts new issue levels for issuers by analyzing secondary levels, recent new issue spreads, and sector comparables….

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Better Connectivity in the Fixed Income Market

The Overbond team performed a bond market simulation that analyzed differences in bond market connectivity utilizing traditional communication channels and fintech enhancements. The simulation demonstrated that a high adoption of digital connectivity decreases costs by 70%. Get the Bond Market Simulation report here.

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Goldman Goes Mr. Roboto on Debt Sales

Lloyd Blankfein

Bloomberg reports that Goldman’s interest in streamlining new corporate-debt sales is telling: it shows there’s an economic interest for big investment banks to standardize lucrative processes, leading to greater efficiency and lower fees. Bloomberg continues to profile Overbond as a leading market solution to primary bond issue digitization. Source: Bloomberg Goldman Sachs wants to be a technology…

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3 Trends Currently Reinventing the Financial Industry

As the next industrial revolution matures, many areas in banking and finance are being transformed. Some of the trends that are helping reshape the future of the industry include artificial intelligence, blockchain and open banking. Source: The Next Web Finance and trade is one of the oldest skills that mankind has developed after shaping the…

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Apple Issues $1 Billion Green Bond After Trump’s Paris Climate Exit

Apple Inc offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, with proceeds from the green bond sales being used to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency at Apple facilities. Source: Reuters Apple Inc (AAPL.O) offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday,…

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What Some Smart Bond-Fund Managers Are Betting On Now

While interest rates are expected to rise in the US, some high-profile mutual-fund managers differ on their investment strategy. Four major investors share their approach with the Wall Street Journal. Source: Wall Street Journal As markets look for the Federal Reserve to raise rates three or even four times this year, star bond managers have…

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Overbond Featured In Tfsa Report “Seizing The Opportunity: Building The Toronto Region Into A Global Fintech Leader”

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) featured Overbond as a leading fintech startup in the Toronto region in its latest report Seizing the Opportunity: Building the Toronto Region into a Global Fintech Leader Strengthening the fintech ecosystem in the Toronto region must be an imperative for the country’s financial services sector and governments in order…

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Canadian Energy Firm Eyes Domestic Bond Sale

Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. received a BBB investment-grade credit rating from S&P Global Ratings on June 2. The company may issue its first Canadian-dollar bonds to replace existing funding for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Source: WealthProfessional Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. may issue its first Canadian-dollar bonds next year to replace its existing funding for…

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