Difference Between DCM and Citigroup's Capital Markets Origination?

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What is actually the difference between Citi's capital markets origination and regular debt capital market departments at other investment banks? are they just the same?

Citi Capital Markets Origination vs. Debt Capital Markets

Citi Capital Markets is a hybrid between sales and trading and investment banking. The CMO team provides advice across the capital structure to corporate clients.

Debt capital markets deals with the issuance of debt for high quality corporate borrowers. Our users share their thoughts below.

User @Sandhurst, an investment banking analyst, shared a great description of the group:

Sandhurst - Investment Banking Analyst:

Citi's Capital Markets Origination division is comprised of over 20 different groups, many of which are hybrids between Investment Banking and Sales & Trading. This unique mix of groups drives the fixed income and equities markets by providing products and liquidity for our clients. Typical responsibilities of Capital Markets Origination include managing overall fixed income and equity relationships as well as dialogue with corporate clients; originating, marketing, structuring and executing fixed income and equity transactions; and demonstrating ways to limit interest rate and credit risk through the use of derivatives.

Desks include:

Asset Based Finance, Derivatives Solutions, Equity Capital Markets, Financial Institutions Fixed Income Capital Markets, Global New Products, Global Loans, Capital Markets, Global Securitized Products, Global Structured Solutions, Industrial Fixed Income Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance, Liability Management, Latin America Credit Markets, Money Markets Origination, and Structured Credit Products.

From a work environment standpoint, CMO employees work on a trading floor instead of a banking floor.

You can see Citi's description of the division below.


Source: http://www.citigroup.com/citi/about/institutional_...

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Comments (4)

Jan 6, 2013

They work on a trading floor instead of a banking floor.

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Jan 6, 2013

From a friend who was an S+T intern at Citi: (on CMO)
"It's not the same as S&T we work with CMO to distribute offerings but CMO is separate, it's essentially DCM ECM"

Jan 6, 2013

It is what it sounds like it is:

"Citi's Capital Markets Origination division is comprised of over 20 different groups, many of which are hybrids between Investment Banking and Sales & Trading. This unique mix of groups drives the fixed income and equities markets by providing products and liquidity for our clients. Typical responsibilities of Capital Markets Origination includes managing overall fixed income and equity relationships as well as dialogue with corporate clients; originating, marketing, structuring and executing fixed income and equity transactions; and demonstrating ways to limit interest rate and credit risk through the use of derivatives."

Desks include:

"Asset Based Finance, Derivatives Solutions, Equity Capital Markets, Financial Institutions Fixed Income Capital Markets, Global New Products, Global Loans, Capital Markets, Global Securitized Products, Global Structured Solutions, Industrial Fixed Income Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance, Liability Management, Latin America Credit Markets, Money Markets Origination, and Structured Credit Products."

Jan 7, 2013