Part of the defensive suite of investment assets, bonds form an
important part of a balanced or diversified investment
The Australian bond or debt market is a highly liquid,
transparent market allowing investors to receive a safe and
reliable income distribution over the life of their investment.
Investors wanting to purchase bonds can choose from a range of
securities issued by various borrowers including:
- the Commonwealth Government,
- central borrowing authorities of State and Territory
- major Australian corporations.
Traditionally bond transactions have taken place in the
over-the-counter wholesale market. Increasingly corporate debt is
also traded on the ASX. Starting in 2013 Commonwealth Government
bonds are expected to trade on the ASX. However, bonds issued by
state governments and many corporations and banks will continue to
be traded over-the-counter.
Bell Potter can purchase bonds on a client's behalf either on
the ASX or in the over-the-counter market, whichever is
If you already hold bonds in your portfolio you may wish to
consider holding them in safe custody through Bell Potter Nominees
Limited ACN: 088 899 601 AFSL 269278.
Bell Potter Nominees is an Austraclear participant allowing
settlement with a broad range of market participants. Your bonds
are held in Austraclear on your behalf and can be readily dealt
with in accordance with your instructions. The beneficial ownership
does not change. Consider the added benefit of your coupon payments
and maturity funds being directed to your account of choice.
Call your Adviser today on 1800 804 816 to discuss your
needs and to access our market-leading research.