Amongst leaders in the Int’l Fund & Product Awards

News in brief following a pleasant notification into our mailbox. The shortlist for International Investment’s 19th Annual International Fund & Product Awards 2018, has been announced following a record number of entries. These awards cover the world of international products and investments. Bondsmart are amongst local, international, new and old groups plus innovators as Best […]

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Bridging the wholesale – retail divide

Most industries have a supply chain from the distributor to the wholesaler to the retailer to the consumer. At each stage the minimum quantity gets less until at the consumer end they can buy a single item. The problem with financial services is that sometimes the consumer does not actually get the same product as the […]

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Musings from Dubai

A greying society isn’t a local problem, it is happening across the world. The world’s population has never been older. We were in Dubai in February as the local private investors are large buyers of fixed income assets. Bonds and Sukuk (a certificate of ownership to cashflows from an underlying asset) are very popular instruments […]

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‘Charles Darwin’ £10 note retiring a third poorer

The retirement of a coin of the realm can help us realise what happens in the life of money and what investment planning we should be making. We all retire after a long life of work. ‘Charles Darwin’ has seen 18 years on the face on the British ten-pound note. In that time the value of […]

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Bonds in the industrial revolution and technology revolution

Modern finance engineer’s solution that are more complex and therefore harder to understand. Let’s look at the humble bond, where did it come from and how does it fit in today’s complex investment world? Two hundred years ago, before today’s technology revolution, we were in the midst of the industrial revolution. Railways are a great […]

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Not a Budget for bold savers

The Chancellor’s Autumn Budget was a lacklustre affair. There was nothing for those looking to protect their money against the long-term ravages of inflation. Trailed as being a non-budget, it certainly lived up to its expectations for savers. The Chancellor’s ploughing a different field to us. Aside from some positive upward tinkering with the personal […]

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Contributory podcast to Malaysia based IFN Magazine

This week we contributed to a superb publication based in Malaysia and recommend a subscription to their great news updates and platform. A brief extract from IFN is below… This week, IFN spoke to Lawrie Chandler, the director and investment unit head of UK-based Edale Group, to discuss the concept behind the new BondSmart Sukuk […]

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Brexit and You

Everyday life has its small and unexpected challenges Once in a lifetime a change comes along (welcomed or not) and though it may not feel like Brexit will impact you, anyone with a relationship with a financial institution may see things change. The next few years will be foggy in many aspects until the detail […]

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