NatWest, Loop Capital and TD Securities have joined the DirectBooks bond issuance platform. The recent additions increase the total number of underwriters on DirectBooks to 25. Earlier in September, DirectBooks celebrated another milestone by surpassing 250 institutional investors in our user community.
“DirectBooks is excited to welcome NatWest, Loop Capital and TD Securities, as we continue on our path to establishing a broad and diverse global community of underwriters,” said DirectBooks CEO, Rich Kerschner.
“As a relationship bank for a digital world, we at NatWest are constantly striving for innovation and progression in a way that benefits our issuing and investor customers,” said David Jones, head of US investment grade syndicate at NatWest. “We are delighted to collaborate with DirectBooks on a platform that will undoubtedly bring a more streamlined approach for all parties involved in the global new issue market.”
“Building a firm that puts the client first was the reason for starting Loop Capital, and our purpose then remains our purpose now,” said Jim Reynolds, chairman & chief executive officer at Loop Capital. “Joining the DirectBooks platform will allow us to better serve our clients, particularly as Loop Capital is rapidly increasing our deal participations as a lead-manager. We are excited to leverage the DirectBooks platform to launch a new channel of communication with our investing clients, allowing us to work more efficiently and productively with our issuing clients.”
Alexander Anderson, managing director and head of US syndicate at TD Securities says, “As a global investment bank with a focus on innovation, TD Securities offers a wide range of capital markets products including industry-leading underwriting and new issue distribution. We are excited to extend our client reach and focus on evolving our workflow by joining DirectBooks to communicate with our institutional investor base.”
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