Santander US Capital Markets
Santander US Capital Markets LLC (SanCap) is the institutional broker-dealer of Santander in the United States operating under Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (Santander CIB), a Santander global division that supports corporate and institutional clients.
SanCap was created by successfully combining the experienced teams of Santander Investment Securities Inc. and Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC in early 2023. The firm brings significant experience in Fixed Income, Structured Products and Equities, supported by the strength of a large international bank. The breadth of our underwriting, sales and trading and distribution capabilities, alongside strategy insights, provides an unmatched ability to meet the needs of our clients.
SanCap benefits from a combination of Santander’s global reach and access to financial hubs together with extensive local market knowledge and regional expertise.
SanCap is focused on providing solutions to our clients in areas such as Credit, Rates, Structured Products, Securities Financing, Debt & Equity Capital Markets, Exchange Traded Derivatives, and Cash Equities. We serve a wide array of institutional clients including Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Banks and Brokerages, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, and Corporations.
SanCap is a self-clearing member of the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation and a member of FINRA and SIPC. It continues to hold the Primary Dealer designation, which was received from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2019. SanCap is registered as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), National Futures Association (NFA), the New York Stock Exchange LLC (NYSE) and NYSE MKT LLC (NYSE MKT). The Company is a clearing member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME), Chicago Board of Trade, Inc. (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX), Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).
Our seasoned team of sales and trading professionals has deep market knowledge and experience in the origination and trading of mortgage-related products and asset-backed securities.
Our market leading presence is a result of delivering effective solutions to help our clients meet their investment objectives. Our sophisticated market insights and leading data and analytics platform allows us to deliver unique opportunities and valuable intelligence. We are committed to maintaining our edge through continued investments in our proprietary data and analytics.
Our product capabilities include:
Agency Securities (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae)
- Mortgage Pass-throughs (To Be Announced (TBA) and Specified Pools)
- Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs)
- Agency Derivatives
- Agency Multifamily (Agency and Project Loans)
- Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARMs)
- Reverse Mortgages (Home Mortgage-Backed Securities (HMBS) & Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs)
Non-Agency Securities and Loans (Private Label and GSE Credit)
- Residential MBS (Legacy, 2.0, Nonperforming Loans (NPLs)/ Reperforming Loans (RPLs), Credit Risk Transfer)
- Commercial MBS (Conduit, Single Asset, Multifamily)
- Single Family Rental
- Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) (Auto, Consumer, Timeshare)
- Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs)
EMERGING MARKETS CREDIT
Santander US Capital Markets (SanCap) is ranked a top dealer in Emerging Markets (EM) by MarketAxess in LatAm. We leverage our significant LatAm presence to support our clients by using an extensive suite of credit services. The EM credit professionals are focused on providing institutional investors with liquidity in both EM Corporate and Sovereign bonds.
We have trading specialists for key subsectors including:
- Sovereign Bonds
- Basic Materials
We specialize in flow distribution supported by our electronic capabilities and algo-trading means. The joint experience of our strategists together with sales and trading enables us to deliver best-in-class liquidity to our clients, while leveraging our strong balance sheet to provide innovative solutions in coordination with Santander’s financing and advisory teams. Additionally, our EM desk supports Primary issuances providing critical liquidity to corporate and sovereign EM new issuers.
We provide liquidity on several electronic platforms and are consistently ranked as Top LatAm Credit Bond Dealer in the most relevant venues.
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U.S. INVESTMENT GRADE CREDIT
The investment grade credit business is focused on providing our clients with liquidity in U.S. investment grade corporate bonds and money markets instruments.
We have trading specialists for key subsectors including:
- Bank, Finance, and Insurance
- Metals & Mining
- Energy & Pipes
We are committed to partnering with our clients to help them meet their investment objectives. Our integrated platform of sales, trading and strategy professionals work seamlessly together to provide our clients with value-added insight and trade ideas to help them make knowledgeable trade decisions. As a market maker we take principal risk and strategically deploy our balance sheet every day. This allows us to provide solutions that facilitate our clients’ investment needs.
We are able to provide liquidity on several electronic platforms including MarketAxess, Bloomberg, Tradeweb Credit and Tradeweb Direct.
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Santander US Capital Markets (SanCap) business is focused on servicing the needs of institutional clients as a principal market maker across both primary and secondary U.S. Treasury and Agency products.
Our experienced sales and trading professionals leverage their market knowledge and our proprietary data and analytics to identify relative value and duration benchmarks; we ensure that our clients receive efficient execution, thoughtful insights and data-driven market intelligence, and value-added solutions. In addition, we strategically use our balance sheet to provide liquidity and maintain inventory in bonds we believe would offer value to our clients.
Our product offerings include:
- Treasury Bills
- Treasury Notes
- Treasury Bonds
- Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)
- Floating Rate Notes
- Federal Agency Discount Notes
- Federal Agency Floating, Bullet and Callable Debt
- Money Market Securities
Designated Primary Dealer by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on May 6th, 2019, SanCap continues to grow its presence in the U.S. Rates markets and benefit from increased client engagement both domestic and overseas.
In addition, we are an underwriter for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Federal Home Loan Banks.
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SHORT TERM FIXED INCOME
We provide tailor-made solutions to our clients combining first-hand expertise from our local desks with a broad overview from our global reach, where our local presence maximizes our strong expertise in order to cover all our clients’ needs with a unique value proposition: all products, asset classes and geographies covered by an integrated team.
Our Securities Finance business operates in all fixed-income assets traded by the firm and utilizes a variety of financing methods including:
- Tri-party repo
- Bi-lateral repo
- Securities lending
Our designation as Primary Dealer by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York enables us to participate in the System Open Market Account (SOMA) collateral lending program, and also has expanded the number of funding counterparties available to the firm.
Our financing business leverages our self-clearing and self-funding platform.
Our money markets platform provides liquidity in a variety of products:
- Treasury Bills
- Treasury Notes
- Short term GSE debt – discount notes, FRN’s, short – dated bullets and callables
- Short U.S. investment grade corporate bonds
- Commercial Paper
- Yankee Certificates of Deposit
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DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS
Santander US Capital Markets (SanCap) is part of Santander CIB’s Debt Capital Markets (DCM) platform. We provide the right solutions for our clients across different markets and currencies with proven capabilities in a wide variety of formats.
Main products and services:
- Strong DCM issuance capabilities for US and international companies, governments and financial institutions
- Robust distribution capabilities with US investors, as part of Santander’s global sales network in New York, London, Madrid and in local offices in LatAm
- Dedicated Liability Management team
- Capital and Rating Advisory
- Hybrid Instruments
- Project Finance Bonds
- US Private Placements
- Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) / Green Bonds
- High Yield Bonds
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Our team provides a full range of banking, advisory, capital markets, securitization, and liquidity solutions:
- Covering and providing strategic content to clients across a wide range of industries
- Providing corporate finance advisory services on strategic transactions and capital raising opportunities
- Advising clients on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As), including corporate sale processes, divestitures and carve-outs, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and joint venture (JV)/partnerships
- Equity capital markets advisory and placement, including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Follow-Ons, Convertibles, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
- Sourcing, structuring and retaining risk in asset-backed financings across a wide array of asset classes
- Pioneering financing of esoteric asset classes and providing innovative capital solutions for first time issuers
- Distressed investing, work-outs, and financing illiquid and credit-impaired assets
- Levering our proprietary analytics to assist investors in analyzing securities and whole loan pools
- Assisting investors in understanding complex/legacy assets, offering scenario analysis, valuation, and liquidity solutions
- Arranging liquidity options for legacy assets and financing solutions for newly originated assets
- Term and warehouse financing
We provide services to clients ranging from global large-cap and mid-cap corporates, private equity and infrastructure investment firms, financial institutions, family offices, pension funds, hedge funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and asset managers.
EXCHANGE TRADED DERIVATIVES
Santander has been a leading global player for over 25 years with a commitment to help clients navigate the impacts and challenges of evolving regulatory developments in the Exchange Trade Derivatives (ETD) landscape. We offer our institutional and corporate clients connectivity to important markets through our broad network of major exchanges and clearing houses worldwide.
Our platform is built on a diversified geographical footprint offering execution and global clearing of listed and cleared derivatives specializing in every major underlying. We employ a truly competitive and collaborative experience with our customers powered by a robust and comprehensive digital front-to-back solution.
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Our Cash Equities business is responsible for distributing and monetizing our LatAm and European Equity products within the international institutional investor base (North America, Europe and Asia), throughout the following products:
- Equity Research
- Sales and Trading
- Corporate Access
As part of Santander CIB’s Cash Equities team, Santander US Capital Markets (SanCap) contributes to reinforce the global offering we provide.
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CREDIT UNION TEAM
Santander US Capital Markets LLC (SanCap) Credit Union Team focuses solely on the unique needs of credit union investors in the fixed income markets. We have extensive knowledge of both the credit union industry and the fixed income markets, allowing us to offer uncommon expertise to our clients. Our purpose is to make appropriate recommendations that structure the credit union’s investment portfolio in accordance with board-directed policy, and to augment those recommendations with exceptional service.
We provide the utmost level of support, education and training, concise month-end accounting reports and quality service. It is our goal to be key partners in success with our credit union clients. We believe that open and candid communication is essential in this process. The working relationships we have established with our credit union partners are based on trust that has stood the test of time and cycles of economic volatility.
In today’s environment, the value of such long-lasting commitments to reliable and trustworthy service cannot be understated.
At SanCap we realize that meeting and exceeding the expectations of our credit union clients is a requirement for a mutually beneficial relationship.
The SanCap Credit Union Team formula for success is a simple one, but implementing it requires dedication from both SanCap professionals and our credit union partners. It is best summed up as:
Customization + Personalization = Optimization
Our partners are forward-looking credit union professionals who have agreed to make a significant investment of their time and expertise toward fulfilling a mutual goal. SanCap, in turn, invests the time and expertise needed to acquire a profound understanding of the unique investment needs of the credit union partner. To this, we bring our keen understanding of the financial markets and overall knowledge of the credit union industry.
Credit union officials must continually improve and expand their products and services to members, adopt new technologies, and endeavor to anticipate economic trends that will affect a credit union’s performance. The SanCap Credit Union Team is similarly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in our own field. We understand the growing importance of a well-positioned, responsive portfolio.
We provide our credit union partners with a customized program designed to position the credit union’s portfolio for the best possible performance. We make our services concise and comprehensible.
Clear, Timely Updates and Reports
We update our partners on National Credit Union Administration and appropriate agency rules and regulations and/or changes in order to keep them informed of new developments. We provide insight as to how these changes may affect a portfolio’s structure and expectations, both short-term and long-term, and offer solutions.
In addition to the month-end accounting package, each month our credit union partners receive our copyrighted Investment Executive Summary (IES) letter that provides board members and the management team critical information about the investment portfolio’s performance.
Partner Education and Training
Optimal performance of a credit union’s portfolio requires a confluence of diverse skills: An in-depth knowledge of the current institutional market environment; up-to-the-minute understanding of pertinent rules and regulations; and expertise with analytical software tools and strategic planning and project management skills. Rarely is a credit union fortunate enough to find all of this ongoing subject matter expertise among its board and staff. That’s why focused board and committee education is crucial to supplying and maintaining the necessary material to make sound investment policy decisions. SanCapmakes it easy for our partners to stay abreast of these changing conditions by providing annual training sessions and coaching in specific areas requested by the individual credit union partner.
The SanCap Credit Union Team takes a holistic approach to the partner relationship. We recognize that all of the diverse skills necessary for optimization are equally important, interrelated and inseparable. Our partner training and education component is a team initiative designed to supplement the skills of staff and board, enhance the skill sets of our partners and thus enable the credit union partner to make more confident, informed business decisions.
The Human Factor
Performance measures and trend information can help our credit union partners in their decision-making process. There are dangers to over-reliance on data, and pure analysis is no substitute for experience and intuition.
SanCap’s seasoned professionals combine data analysis with experience and intuition. We have spent our careers in the financial services industry and we understand the fixed income markets, just as our credit union partners understand the credit union landscape. We believe success is found with the proper balance of analysis, experience and passion for one’s craft.
PARTNER EDUCATION & TRAINING
Setting policy and making investment decisions requires a degree of confidence that comes with knowledge and trust. We believe regular, concentrated educational sessions for board members and the management committee is a crucial component in gaining the knowledge to make informed decisions.
The SanCap Credit Union Group’s Education and Training service is our way of supplementing the skills of our partner’s staff and board. It’s our effort to enhance the knowledge base of our partners, and thus enable them to make informed business decisions.
The SanCap Credit Union Team provides all new credit union partners with an introductory training and education session free of charge.
To keep our credit union partners up-to-date on current market conditions, product performance and new trends, we share the cost of travel, lodging and per diem for annual training sessions. This fee may be waived if certain conditions are met.
Our educational sessions benefit both the credit union management and board of directors. Our presentations are professional, informative and custom designed to the particular needs of the client. We clarify and condense complex subject matter into a comprehensible format using graphs, charts and illustrations via PowerPoint™ slideshows. There is always ample time given to discussion and answering questions. Additionally, a few of our presentations are available for CPA credits.
CONTACT CREDIT UNION GROUP
Santander US Capital Markets LLC
Credit Union Group
1900 West Loop South, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77027
(800) 856-1111 toll free
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Santander US Capital Markets LLC: 150696
New York (Headquarters)
- 437 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
5001 Plaza on the Lake
Austin, TX 78746
75 State Street
4th Floor, Room 4A
Boston, MA 02109
500 West Madison
Chicago, IL 60661
- Delaware (Operations Center)
131 Continental Drive
Newark, DE 19713
- Fort Lauderdale
200 East Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
1900 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
- New York
437 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
- Red Bank
65 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
- San Francisco
100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
One Dock Street
Stamford, CT 06902
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