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New ORB Q&A video series


Your chance to ask the experts

On 12 August, we hosted a panel discussion with bond market professionals to discuss the key principles of fixed income trading and investment. This was an opportunity for private investors  to send us questions in advance for potential inclusion in the debate.

Whether you are a fixed income novice or if you have already invested in some retail bonds, but would like to further enhance your technical knowledge, our industry experts will be covering multiple areas of interest.

 

Panel Introduction

 

Moderator:
William Cain | Shares

Panellists:
Kevin Doran, Chief Investment Officer | Brown Shipley Private Banking
Lee Morris, Senior Investment Manager - Fixed Interest | Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
Darren Ruane, Head of Fixed Interest ||Investec Wealth & Investment
Jeremy Spain, Senior Bond Analyst  | Charles Stanley

 

Choosing a bond investment

 

In this video the panel talks us through the key features that investors should look for when investing in retail bonds.

Key themes include bond pricing, secondary market liquidity, tax implications, and ISA eligibility.

 

How to read a retail bond prospectus

 

In this video the panel talks us through the key areas that investors should look for when reading a retail bond prospectus.

Key themes include company profile, credit rating, coupon rate, covenants, structure and subordination, and maturity.

 

Portfolio Diversification

 

In this video the panel talks us through portfolio diversification.

Key themes include risk mitigation, the different types of retail bonds, the beneftis of having retail bonds in a diversified portfolio, portfolio returns and volatility of returns, and suitability.

 

Risk and Rewards

 

In this video the panel talks us through the "Risk versus Reward" relationship and how it affects the investment decision.

Key themes include hestorical overview of the bond market returns, the different types of risk (default, interest rate, inflation and liquidity risk) and the expected returns for each of those risks.

 

Market Commentary

 

In this video the panel talks us through the market commentary on retail bonds.

Key themes include the interpretation of a yield curve, the effects of interest rates and inflation excpectations on the yield curve, and yield curve spreads.



ORB - Bonds made easy

Order book for Retail Bonds
ORB offers retail investors the opportunity to trade a number of Gilts, Corporate Bonds and International Bonds. A full list of securities tradable on ORB may be found here.
 
What are bonds?
A guide to ORB and retail bonds may be found here. For more information, please refer to the Downloads section of our website.
 
Please click here to view Fifth ORB Anniversary video recordings.
 


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