UCM Our Business

"I won’t sell bonds to our downstream counterparties that are not good enough for my own money. "

John DevaneyCEO & Head Trader, United Capital Markets

Our Customers

As a leading secondary market maker in structured finance credit, UCM works with many types of counterparties:

  • Money Managers
  • Mutual Funds
  • Large Separate Accounts
  • Primary Broker Dealers
  • CDO Collateral Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Affiliated Accounts
  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Family Offices
  • Hedge Funds
  • Regional Broker Dealers
  • Repo Lenders
  • Liquidation Agents
  • Ultra-High Net Worth
  • Insurance Companies
  • Loan Originators / Sponsors
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Dealer Prop Desks
  • Foreign Investors
  • Private Equity
  • Servicers

We appreciate that each customer has unique needs as they approach UCM for our expertise. We pride ourselves on tailoring our approach accordingly.

Product Specialists

CMBS: Conduit and SASB Credit and Distressed Seniors

RMBS 1.0: Subprime, ALT-A, Prime, MTA IOS, Zero Factors

ABS: 125 LTV, Heloc, Home Improvement, Distressed Credit Cards, Franchise ABS 1.0 + 2.0, Pool Aircraft ABS, Tobacco Litigation, Equipment Lease, ABS CDO, Subprime Auto

  • Agency CMO and Derivatives
  • RMBS 2.0
  • High Yield Corporates (Financials)
  • Credit Risk Transfer
  • Private Label Student Loans
United Capital Markets


Fixed Income Sales and Trading:

Primary Focus: CMBS, RMBS, ABS and CLO

Secondary Focus: Treasuries, Corporates and Emerging Markets

Our primary focus is making markets in subordinate, mezzanine and distressed structured finance sectors where liquidity is needed.

Our secondary focus is to accommodate select customers in other areas, such as Treasury, Corporate and Emerging Markets Bonds.

Asset Management:

Custody and advisement of separate accounts greater than 25mm. Clients tap into our expertise to gain exposure to a diversified portfolio of handpicked trade ideas.

Investment Banking:

UCM has completed two new issue securitizations to date. These were unique deals where UCM bought the collateral as principal, handled the structuring and securitization, and placed the bonds with our customers. While not our primary focus, we remain open to new opportunities.