Trésorier/Treasurer magazine - N°89 - April/May/June 2015 - (Page 56)
15 MINUTES WITH...
- Could you present your company ?
CB Trading and Invest NV is a Belgian Based Fixed income advisory company, established in 2003, with offices in Belgium and UK,
London. It has been a specialist in Research and Development
for innovative financial products and bonds for Fixed income
managers, since 2003.
Our clients are mainly asset managers, family offices, insurance
companies and pension funds where a long term liability of the
products or bonds is one of the mayor concerns.
We are very happy to welcome the interest in our innovation
financial products from treasury managers.
- What is innovating since the yield shrink ?
/ MAY / JUN 2015
Since the 5 year swap-rates dived below the 1%, it is very difficult
to produce a stable and satisfying return with controlled risk.
Today we are facing swap-rates of 0.3% on 5years, and 1% on 20
Therefore we have come up with a fully new and innovative investment solution that offers both, an investment opportunity for
Fixed Income as well as alternative financing for cities globally.
We - in cooperation with one of the biggest law-firms and a
specialized corporate finance team -have become the pioneer for
BeNeLux in a new and innovating investment-segment : Parking
securitization. The win-win strategy for the future.
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- What do you mean by win-win ?
In a financial transaction we always have two parties, a buyer and
a seller. We create a bond with a 4% coupon, based on tangible
asset to be sold on the market to our fix-income clients and by
buying the underlying parking concessions from the city (the
tangible asset), we provide the city with cash depending on the
maturity of the underlying bond. The city in fact is 'forwarding'
its future-cash flow out of its parking's. Depending on the track
record of the parking-income, we are talking coupons of 4%to
ensure that the historical cities of Bruges,
Ghent and Antwerp
can be reached in one
The lack of a railway
CB Trading and invest NV
station makes that cars
still have a dominant
The city of Nieuwpoort
Chief executive officer
drew inspiration from
large European coastal
cities and performed
an analogous city centre renewal which combines commercially
interesting opportunities with a green and pleasant living environment. The current marina will be extended to provide 2600
berths, making it the largest in Europe.
Nieuwpoort clearly does not underestimate the value of modern
real estate development. The city created a unique wide fine
sandy beach with a beautiful promenade.
- What will tick all the boxes for Fixed
Income investors ?
Today, Fixed Income Investors are looking for yield through tangible investments with solid collateral.
- Solid collateral ?
The construction of underground parking's in the city of Nieuwpoort is even an additional collateral for the bond-holders beside
In WKP even the lease-hold of the land is included in the collateral. The track-record of the parking-income gives a guarantee on
the yearly coupon to be paid through the X/N system of the NBB
(National Bank Belgium) by the bond. For WKP the coupon is 4%
a year and the bond maturity (callable) is 8 years.
- Did you already issue such a bond ?
We issued our first one in December 2014 through an SPV
WestkustParking NV : Westkustparking Bond (WKP): 40 mil EUR.
The first tranche of 25 Mil EUR offers a coupon for the bond at
4% per annum, the result of the exploitation-income out of the
parking meters and contribution-tickets.
This WKP 1st tranche provides financing for the construction of
underground parking's in the city of Nieuwpoort.
The finalization of the construction, in 2016, will trigger the 2nd
part of the issue, the 15 Mil EUR tranche, completing the total
issue of 40 Mil EUR.
- Why Nieuwpoort ?
Firstly, as our headquarters for Belgium are located in Nieuwpoort, at the idyllic North Sea coast, it seemed obvious to play a
Secondly, and even more important, its central location on Belgium's 67 km long coastline and an excellent transport network
- Tangible ?
Yes, for WKP we have securitized 4000 parking spaces for an
investment of 40 Mil EUR, meaning 1 mil EUR investment equals
the 'concession-time income' for 100 parking's in the city.
Valuing a parking space at 10.000 EUR; taking into account that
a garage in this city is sold today for 65.000EUR excl. Tax; thus a
very strong collateral!
- What if rates go up ?
Rates will go up on inflation, inflation will increase the price for
the parking's, as the coupon is fixed, the internal cash in the
bond will rise, as will the bondprice !
- Are other cities in the pipeline ?
- Where can we find all the information ?
We have set-up for the emission and investors a special website,
www.westkustparking.com Potential investors can subscribe to
our international roadshows.
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Table of contents
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One year on - EMIRage or EMIRate?
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EMIR, where do we stand?
Surety bonds - gaining acceptance globally as performance security
The colour of money
Money Market Funds - adapting to a challenging landscape
Comment offrir un meilleur rendement monétaire dans un univers de taux bas?
A repolution - The new Repurchase Conditions
Finding a technology partner in a world of change
Raising your Cyber Security level with Cyber Threat Intelligence
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Trésorier/Treasurer magazine - N°89 - April/May/June 2015