The financial crisis of 2007-2008 highlighted that existing bank regulations were not high or strict enough. With higher minimum capital requirements now in place, reregulation across many global banks has meant that banks have been under pressure to build up their capital ratios. This has meant that while some banks have never been more profitable, shareholders are not seeing the equity returns they are used to. This makes it harder for investors to receive a return on their equity.
There are two potential losers from the heightened capital adequacy requirements on banks, they are bank and hybrid investors and bank customers.
The PIMCO Capital Securities Fund aims to take advantage of this multi-year deleveraging process of the global banking sector by strategically allocating to subordinated debt instruments, which rank higher in the capital structure than equities, issued primarily by banks, insurance companies and other specialty finance companies.
In the below videos, Robert Mead, Head of Portfolio Management Australia, Philippe Bordereau, Portfolio Manager, Global Head of Financial Research and David Fisher, Product Manager, Core Fixed Income, breakdown the complexities and the impacts of bank reregulation on banking capital structures and why it is opportune time to consider this global asset class as part of a globally diversified portfolio.
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