Fixed Income: Lifeblood of the Financial Markets

Women in Finance Network invites you to our upcoming event Fixed Income: Lifeblood of the Financial Markets on Wednesday the 16th October, hosted by FIIG. We encourage both men and women to attend and learn more about a career in the fixed-income markets and how/why companies issue fixed-income securities and how/why institutional investors buy fixed-income securities.

Darryl Bruce, WA State Manager of FIIG Securities will lead the conversation with a panel of speakers with three different perspectives on this sector of the finance industry:

  • Broker: Danica Warren, Dealer - Fixed Income Sales, FIIG Securities
  • Corporate Advisor: Aaron Kidd, Partner, Zephyr Capital
  • Institutional Investor: Julie O’Neill, Chief Investment Officer, ICWA

The evening will commence at 6pm for a 6:15 start with drinks, canapes and networking from 7:15pm.

Details on the event and a link to apply for tickets are below:

Venue:   FIIG Office, 131 St Georges Terrace,  Perth WA 6000
      Wednesday, 16th October 2019
Time:      6:00pm to 8:00pm 
Cost:      $20

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Darryl Bruce

Darryl has over 20 years’ experience working in the financial services sector across Australia, UK and New Zealand. Prior to joining FIIG, Darryl worked as a corporate bond fund manager for a 200+ year old private bank in the UK for 8 years. This included the tumultuous period before, during and after the GFC.
Darryl joined FIIG’s Perth office at the beginning of 2014 as a Relationship Manager and was appointed State Manager – WA at the end of 2015. In both roles Darryl has played in a key part in building FIIG’s business in Perth and WA.

Julie O'Neill


Danica Warren


Aaron Kidd

Fixed Income
Fixed income is a type of investment security that pays investors fixed interest payments until its maturity date. At maturity, investors are repaid the principal amount they had invested. Government and corporate bonds are the most common types of fixed-income products.
Government bonds, corporate bonds, inflation-protected securities, junk bonds and certificates of deposit (CDs) are all examples of fixed-income products. Bonds trade over-the-counter (OTC) on the bond market and secondary market, through brokers such as FIIG Securities.

Fixed-Income Trader
A fixed-income trader executes security trades on behalf of institutional and retail clients based on equity research on fixed-income investments. The fixed-income trader draws from knowledge on specific markets to develop a trading strategy that responds to trends in the current market to enact trades on the sell side and the buy side. Employees working in this capacity are expected to develop and monitor assessments on portfolio risk by collaborating with analysts and portfolio managers. The reports that a fixed-income trader writes influence trading decisions.

Institutional Investor
An institutional investor is an organization that invests on behalf of its members. It generally trades securities (such as fixed-income securities) in large enough quantities or dollar amounts that it qualifies for preferential treatment and lower commissions.
Institutional investors face fewer protective regulations because it is assumed they are more knowledgeable and better able to protect themselves. There are generally six types of institutional investors: endowment funds, commercial banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds and insurance companies. ICWA is an institutional investor in Perth that uses fixed-income instruments to manage the risk in its investment portfolio(s) and to help match its assets and liabilities.

Corporate Finance
Corporate finance deals with financing, capital structuring, and investment decisions. Corporate finance is primarily concerned with maximizing shareholder value through long and short-term financial planning and the implementation of various strategies. Corporate finance activities range from capital investment decisions to investment banking.
Companies issue bonds to raise debt funding for various reasons, such as the development of new projects or to purchase new capital equipment. Corporate advisory firms such as Zephyr Capital provide corporate finance advice to companies, including fixed-income.

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