From the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Portal
Ranking refers to the order of repayment in the event of a sale or bankruptcy of the issuer. The term Seniority is also used. When an Issuer is wound up, each Debt Instrument has a specific seniority or ranking in terms of repayment. Senior debt is repaid before subordinated debt. Within Subordinated Debt, Tier3 gets paid first, followed by Upper Tier2, followed by Lower Tier 2, followed by Tier 1.
In theory, after Subordinated Debt Instrument holders have been paid, and if relevant, preference share holders are followed by ordinary shareholders. Shareholders are for example not relevant in the context of sovereign and sovereign like borrowers.
Accordingly, in the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Model the field Ranking consist of the following attributes:
The latter is used when the Subordinated rank is not clear.
Tier3, Upper and Lower Tier 2 and Tier 1 constitute different levels of subordination.
Based on available data, on the 1st of December 2015 the size of the international Subordinated Bond Market was USD772bn equivalent, through 1902 different issues.
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