Corporate bonds, historically seen as complex financial instruments for large institutions, are about to have their moment. So what will it take for these securities to become more commonplace among retail investors?
It was meant to provide corporate issuers with an efficient market to distribute bonds to private investors, but issuance on the London ORB has slowed, while other innovative forms of financing have boomed
Deemed as unsuitable to the needs of ordinary retail investors, bank contingent convertible bonds may not be as risky as once thought
Self-directed investing, where investors create and manage their own portfolios via an online platform, continues to grow as individuals are able to better control their investments and save on costly advisory fees