The stock market and Trading has been the hot topic of the past decade. Many young individuals look towards buying and trading stocks as the next fast way to make money. But the market is much harder to understand than it seems on the surface.
Morgan Stanley, one of the largest American based investment banks, has recently invested just over 400 million Euros on the bond market to secure against a group of buy-to-let mortgages and owner-occupiers located in Ireland. And of these, some vulture funds were bought not from the banks themselves, but rather from third-party locations such as Lone Star and Cerberus.
Generally, a vulture fund is a type of hedge fund, which is privately owned and operated. They are invested in debt considered to be weak or at default, which is also known as distressed securities. These vulture funds are looking to manage and overturn these debts to draw in a profit. Yet despite the large number of home loans in Ireland that were price-reduced following the most recent crash, vulture funds are seeing a hard time in turning a profit due to strict consumer protection codes.
The recent investment Morgan Stanley has made is designed to take advantage of the still-volatile market by borrowing against the income from certain mortgage holders who are still restructuring the debt of their homes.
Overall, the portfolio of Morgan Stanley consists of a large mix of mortgages, which were originally issued by seven lenders: Stepstone, Band of Scotland, Ulster Bank Ireland, Danske Bank, Start Mortgages, and Permanent TSB. Of which, the Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB make up the largest shares.
The bundling of said mortgages means that this is the third time that such individual mortgages have been traded since the global financial crisis. With this, there are still risk considerations to be taken. For example the Duration of the bonds and the risk rate of the portfolio.
With the large increase in attention to the stock market, especially in younger generations. There is still much to understand before analyzing the actions of large corporations such as Morgan Stanley. Even so, it is recommended that the deal and portfolio should be watched closely by not only investors but also banks that hold similar assets. And if the terms are proven to be lucrative, then it would be advisable to follow suit.