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Martin Lustgarten on Bright Spots in the Market

October 2nd, 2016

So far, 2016 has been a very slow year for investment bankers. Companies and governments are worried about the United States political scene and Europe pulling out of the European Union. Therefore, they have curbed most of their activities. Slow economic news out of Asia, especially China, is further dampening the spirits of bankers. Overall, the industry has seen a 14 percent fall of revenues through the end of September. The bright spot for investment bankers is debt capital markets.

Last year there were $1.41 trillion of investment-grade bond deals completed. So far in 2016, there have been $1.54 trillion completed. In fact, investors have completed 4,193 deals. Investment banks have earned a record $9.4 billion on these deals.

The largest issuers have been United States companies or foreign companies issuing in United States dollars. These bonds account for a record setting $753.8 billion. The second largest group of bonds has been the sovereigns and supranational and agency (SSA) issuers. So far, they have issued a record high $252 billion in bonds. Also at a record high is the volume of United States dollar-denominated debt issued by issues located in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. So far in 2016, they have issued $513.1 billion worth.

The amount of mega bonds issued so far this year is at a record high and a full 7 percent over last year. The largest of these is Anheuser Bush who issued $46.0 million on January 13 and then returned on March 16 to issue another $14.7 million. Other big mega bond deals have included Dell who issued $20 million dollars worth on May 17 and Microsoft who issued $19.8 million dollars worth on August 1.

With all the uncertainty in the market, people need a reliable investment banker with years of experience. You can rely on Martin Lustgarten. This Florida based business person has years of experience in watching the markets. He can spot a trend faster than most people and works hard to alert his investors when he thinks it is a great time to buy or sell.

When Martin is not busy at work, he loves to collect vintage items. He is particularly interested in vintage watches. He knows that investing in the market is all about the right timing so contact him today.

Benefits of Investment Banking by Martin Lustgarten

September 15th, 2016

Investment banking involves a private firm that offers a variety of financial-related services to corporations, individuals and governments by raising financial capital or acting as a clientele agent by providing security. Investment banking involves a unique unit of banking related to the generation of capital revenues for organizations, governments, and private institutions. Investment banking incorporates investment banks by underwriting new equity and debt securities as well as helping in the facilitation of acquisitions, broker trades, mergers and reorganizations for private firms and investors. Besides, investment banks offer guidance on the stock issue and placement.
Most investment banks have become household names in advising clients solve large, complicated transactions including issuing advice on the worth of a firm and how to enter business deals whether the customer is pursuing mergers, sale or acquisition. Investment banking entails offering securities as a means of acquiring funds for clients and generating documents for Securities and Exchange Commission. Investment banks are the go-between firms and investors when a firm wants to issue bonds or stocks. In such instances, investment banks provide pricing services on financial instruments involving navigation regulatory for revenue maximization. Most of the time when a firm owns its (IPO) initial public offering, the investment bank directly purchases its shares from the company making things easier for the company because the investment bank will sell shares on the market.

The sale of shares is beneficial to the enterprise. It is also beneficial to the investment bank harvests profits because it will mark up its shares prices from the initial payment. It is, however, a risk calculated move from the investment bank in as much as investment analysts insist that the bank uses its talent and expertise to set the stock market price to their advantage keenly.

About Martin Lustgarten
Martin is an investment expert focused on the future of employees. He is the ideal role model of prospective investors as he maximizes his potential on current investment market trends. The hard working Martin profoundly believes in investment to the point of spreading his wealth over several countries. He keeps a diverse wealth portfolio for retirement and recession because of the unknown future. He is the chief executive officer of Lustgarten Martin, located in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida.