The Marketable Securities Desk and the Credit Trading desk are central to the Bank ABC’s initiative to bring the best in class client centric institutional investing products.
The MS Desk is primarily responsible for investing the Bank’s proprietary portfolio in Fixed Income markets regionally as well as globally in selected sectors and leveraging its network with global institutional players in bringing the knowledge and domain expertise into markets where it is operationally active, especially in the MENA region. The primary focus of the team is to invest in Fixed Income Securities based on rigorous risk adjusted parameters and models developed in house to facilitate both Quantitative and Qualitative based asset allocation. The team focuses on Asset Allocation, Portfolio Construction, Portfolio Monitoring and Portfolio Hedging.
The Credit Trading Desk is the hub for all credits that are traded by the Bank acting as an intermediary and liquidity provider. The market making desk facilitates institutional client flows and generates trade ideas for clients on a real time basis by leveraging their expertise and information available in the markets. In cases where Bank ABC executes a DCM mandate, the credit trading desk also provides support for the Bank’s client who can find two-way liquidity on such names. The desk has been allocated limits and balance sheet within well-defined parameters to facilitate the intermediation process and play a vital role in the overall growth of the GCC credit markets.