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29th Oct

Private Investors Optimistic for Economic Recovery

63 per cent of UK private investors feel optimistic about the UK economy over the next 12 months, up from 47 per cent one year ago, according to a survey of over 1,000 investors by London Stock Exchange and research firm ONVA.

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29th Oct

25th Oct

London Stock Exchange Group’s Issues Largest Bond to Date through ORB

The London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE) has today announced that the offer period for its 9 year sterling denominated 4.75% bond, which began on 16 October has now expired. The final offer size of £300 million will make this the largest corporate bond to be issued through LSE’s Order book for Retail Bonds (ORB) to date. The issue will bring the total amount raised on ORB, since the market was established two years ago, to over £2.5 billion.

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23rd Oct

London Stock Exchange retail bond closes early

As further proof of the burgeoning popularity of retail bonds the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) offer with a coupon of less than 5 per cent has closed early due to popularity.

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18th Oct

St Modwen Launches Retail Bond

St Modwen (SMP) has become the latest property company to launch a retail bond, allowing it to raise finance directly from small private investors too risk-averse to consider its shares. The proposed bond comes with a coupon of 6.25 per cent - the highest yet in the sector.

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12th Oct

Understanding the Risks as the UK Retail Bond Market Develops

Understanding the Risks as the UK Retail Bond Market Develops

The rapidly developing UK retail corporate bond market is attracting a more diverse range of issuers and this has raised concerns that some investors may not fully understand the potential losses they could be exposed to.

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10th Oct

FTSE extends rally on more positive US jobs figures

The FTSE 100 closed 53 points, or 0.9% higher at 5,829 after the latest batch of US job figures indicated a sustained recovery in the country’s employment levels.

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9th Oct

Questions and Answers

Here we answer your questions on Retail Bonds and help you to understand what they are and how to invest. Just send us your question and we will provide the answer here.

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7th Oct

Bonds vs Bond Funds

Bonds vs Bond Funds

Bond funds undoubtedly have some advantages, the strongest of which is the ready-made diversification of a pooled investment. By utilising a fund, the diversification benefits of a hundred or more individual bond holdings can be had at the click of a mouse, with the attendant reduction in transaction costs in comparison to individual bond purchases. However, bond funds could be argued to be less attractive than holding bonds directly for two reasons.

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