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The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, Eighth Edition, 8th Edition by Steven V. Mann, Frank J. Fabozzi

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CHAPTERONEOVERVIEW OF THE TYPES AND FEATURES OF FIXED INCOME SECURITIES

FRANK J. FABOZZI, PH.D., CFA, CPA

Professor of FinanceEDHEC Business School

MICHAEL G. FERRI, PH.D.

Professor of FinanceGeorge Mason University

STEVEN V. MANN, PH.D.

Professor of FinanceThe Moore School of BusinessUniversity of South Carolina

This chapter will explore some of the most important features of bonds, preferred stock, and structured products and provide the reader with a taxonomy of terms and concepts that will be useful in the reading of the specialized chapters to follow.

BONDS

Type of Issuer

One important characteristic of a bond is the nature of its issuer. Although non-U.S. governments and firms raise capital in U.S. financial markets, the three largest issuers ...

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