Ever wonder how a bond is "born?" The Capital Markets Handbook is an educational resource for financial, corporate treasury and legal professionals, students, and anyone else looking to gain a greater understanding of the Investment Grade (IG) debt capital markets origination process. The application not only introduces key concepts of the U.S. Investment Grade new issuance process, but more importantly, details the inner workings of the pitch/mandate/execution cycle through a case study style educational tool. By following along a fictional narrative that hews closely to real life investment grade primary issuance market cases, the user will come away with a clear understanding of the roles and processes that are typical of IG corporate debt origination. Short tests are interspersed throughout the program to ensure the user understands key concepts and a glossary included to illustrate common terms.