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Bank – Merchant

From the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Portal

The Bank – Merchant, or Merchant Bank industry consists of financial institutions that focus on international trade by assisting their clients with underwriting and commercial loans to finance commodity trading. In the United Kingdom the term is also used as synonymous with Investment Bank. In the US the term refers to a financial institution that provides capital to companies through share ownership and advisory on corporate matters.

The Industry Sector is a classification that describes the activity of an entity within the economy. The classification is based on where the relevant entity derives the majority of its revenue.

In the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Model the Merchant Bank Industry Sector appears within the Industry Sector Type: Bank. Accordingly, this entity has a specific banking license from the regulator in its home jurisdiction.

CMDportal uses industry sector classifications both at the Legal Entity level, as well as at the Group level. At the Legal Entity level the entity is classified by their actual industry activity. Accordingly, we classify an issuer of Asset Backed Securities that is part of a merchant bank as an ABS type issuer at the entity level but at the group level as for example a "Bank – Merchant.”

Based on available data, on the 18th of April 2018 the size of the Merchant Bank Bond Market at entity level was USD36bn equivalent. At the group level the size of the market was USD13bn equivalent.

For information on issues in Merchant Bank Bond Market, please use CMDportal's instrument search tool.

For information on the size of the Merchant Bank Bond Market, please use CMDportal's data sheet tool.

For information on the composition of the Merchant Bank Bond Market, please use CMDportal's issuer search tool.

For information on active dealers in the Merchant Bank Bond Market, please use CMDportal's dealer search tool.

For information on active investors in the Merchant Bank Bond Market, please use CMDportal's investor search tool.