Crews & Associates introduced its corporate bond trading department in the early 1980s. Investor growth continues to remain steady in the corporate bond area, which contributes to the growth of this department. As corporations switch from equity issuance to the issuance of debt securities, our investors utilize these yield opportunities to meet performance goals.
In recent years, the corporate bond market has evolved from one dominated by new issue underwritings to one with a greater focus on the secondary market. Although the advent of shelf registrations reduced the importance of large syndicated underwritings, our firm continues to participate in the distribution of syndicated new offerings. These credits include traditional corporate bonds, Euro bonds, bank debentures, deposit notes, corporate medium term notes, and negotiated Agency securities.
Augmenting Crews & Associates’ inventory positions, the department’s traders maintain active contact with all of their counterparts at both national and regional firms. This continuous contact provides the firm’s sales force with access to the best offerings available nationally.