Arman Salavitabar, CFA

Arman Salavitabar, CFA

Founding Partner, FundFront


How to Establish Structured Medium-Term Note (MTN) Programmes for Private Credit Firms

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Establishing a structured Medium-Term Note (MTN) programme can significantly enhance a private credit firm’s ability to access capital markets efficiently and cost-effectively. An MTN programme allows issuers to offer notes on a continuous or intermittent basis, providing flexibility and strategic financial planning. FundFront specializes in supporting private credit firms by offering a comprehensive, full-service MTN programme that streamlines the issuance process. By leveraging top-tier service providers on a single platform, FundFront enables private credit firms to focus on their core competencies while we manage the intricate operational details.

The Importance of a Structured MTN Programme

Enhanced Capital Access

A well-structured MTN programme provides private credit firms with enhanced access to capital markets. By allowing for continuous or periodic issuance, private credit firms can respond promptly to market opportunities and investor demand. This flexibility is crucial in maintaining liquidity and funding various investment projects efficiently.

Cost Efficiency

Traditional debt issuance methods can be cumbersome and expensive. MTN programmes, however, offer a more cost-efficient alternative by reducing issuance and transaction costs. The ability to issue notes as needed also minimizes the need for large upfront capital, making it an attractive option for mid-sized private credit firms looking to optimize their financial strategy.

Diversified Funding Sources

An MTN programme allows private credit firms to diversify their funding sources, attracting a broader investor base. This diversification not only spreads risk but also enhances the firm’s reputation in the capital markets, potentially leading to more favorable borrowing terms.

FundFront’s Comprehensive MTN Programme Solution

Full-Service Coordination

At FundFront, we offer a full-service MTN programme designed to streamline the entire issuance process. From the outset, we coordinate all aspects of the programme, integrating top-tier service providers on a single platform. This cohesive approach ensures that every component, from legal documentation to distribution, is managed efficiently and effectively.

Integration of Top-Tier Service Providers

Our extensive network includes leading service providers such as legal advisors, trustees, and paying agents. By integrating these services into a unified platform, FundFront eliminates the need for private credit firms to manage multiple vendors. This not only simplifies the process but also ensures consistency and high standards across all aspects of the MTN programme.

Operational Management

Managing the operational details of an MTN programme can be daunting. FundFront takes on this burden, allowing private credit firms to focus on their core business activities. Our team of experts handles everything from compliance and regulatory requirements to documentation and transaction execution, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for our clients.

Key Components of FundFront’s MTN Programme

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Navigating the legal and regulatory landscape is a critical aspect of any MTN programme. FundFront ensures that all legal and regulatory requirements are meticulously adhered to. Our legal partners are experts in the field, providing comprehensive support in drafting and reviewing all necessary documentation.

Trustee and Paying Agent Services

Trustees and paying agents play a vital role in the administration of MTNs. FundFront partners with leading trustees and paying agents to ensure the smooth operation of your MTN programme. These partners handle the distribution of interest payments, manage redemptions, and ensure compliance with the terms of the notes.

Distribution through Custody Accounts

As bankable securities, MTNs issued through FundFront’s programme can be distributed through custody accounts. This facilitates a wider reach and ensures that the notes are accessible to a broad range of investors. By enabling distribution through established custody accounts, FundFront ensures that the notes are seamlessly integrated into the financial system, enhancing their appeal and marketability.

Benefits of Partnering with FundFront

Expertise and Experience

FundFront’s team comprises seasoned professionals with extensive experience in structuring and managing MTN programmes. Our expertise ensures that your programme is designed and executed to the highest standards, maximizing its potential for success.

Customized Solutions

We understand that every private credit firm has unique needs and objectives. FundFront offers customized solutions tailored to meet the specific requirements of your private credit firm. Our flexible approach ensures that your MTN programme aligns with your strategic goals and operational capabilities.

Streamlined Process

By managing all aspects of the MTN programme, FundFront provides a streamlined and efficient process. This reduces the administrative burden on your private credit firm, allowing you to concentrate on your core competencies and strategic initiatives.

Increased Market Credibility

Partnering with FundFront enhances your private credit firm’s credibility in the capital markets. Our comprehensive approach and integration of top-tier service providers ensure that your MTN programme meets the highest standards, bolstering your firm’s reputation among investors and market participants.


Establishing a structured Medium-Term Note (MTN) programme is a strategic move for private credit firms looking to enhance their capital market access, diversify funding sources, and optimize financial efficiency. FundFront offers a comprehensive, full-service MTN programme solution that streamlines the issuance process, integrates top-tier service providers, and manages all operational details. By partnering with FundFront, private credit firms can focus on their core competencies while leveraging our expertise and resources to successfully manage the complexities of the MTN market.

For private credit firms ready to take the next step in their growth journey, FundFront stands ready to provide bespoke solutions that meet your unique needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help you establish a structured MTN programme and achieve your strategic financial objectives.

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Arman Salavitabar

Arman Salavitabar

Founding Partner, FundFront

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