The Capital Markets Division is mainly focused on Debt Capital Markets (DCM) activities and comprises origination, structuring and execution of market-oriented instruments, providing its services to corporates, financial institutions, public companies and state-related entities. The Bank is engaged in domestic debt instruments and cross-border issues as well as hybrid products, project bonds and commercial paper programmes.
The DCM business strategy is based on two pillars: (i) Historical franchise (domestic debt issuance in Portugal, Spain, Poland and Brazil), leveraging on its local structuring, distribution and underwriting capabilities; and (ii) China-related business, leveraging on Haitong Group-wide origination and distribution capabilities in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
The Bank also maintains its activities in domestic Equity Capital Markets (ECM) origination in those markets where it retains research coverage. The ECM area comprises privatisations, initial public offerings (lPOs), capital increases, takeover offers, private placements, block trades and delistings as well as equity-linked instruments, such as convertible bonds and equity derivative instruments for corporate clients.
The Bank is well positioned to play the "China House" role in EMEA and LatAm, leveraging on the Group's unique access to Chinese issuers and Asian pools of demand.