Sharp Decisions was featured in CIO Outlook’s Capital Markets magazine today with an article authored by the company’s Managing Director, Ted Ryrie, titled The Surge of Capital Markets.
In the article, Ryrie writes that in its simplest form, Capital Markets are any number and variety of financial intermediaries between buyers and sellers that allows capital requirements to be satisfied. The Capital Market is used by a variety of entities – companies, governments and individuals – to provide liquidity to promote operations or expansion of the entity. However, unlike the Money Market, the Capital Market is usually employed for a larger and longer term need for capital. Capital Markets are funded by a variety of investors, including retail, institutional and individual who are looking for a return on their willingness to invest. Capital Markets investments are usually considered long-term investments and can be in the form of stocks, bonds, derivatives and others.