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Bonds news & analysis

Default will be the real test of retail bonds

01 August 2014

The prospect of rising interest rates shows little sign of dampening investor appetite for retail bonds

Burford Capital ’s (BUR) bond issue has closed two weeks early, and just eight days after it was launched. The Aim-listed litigation specialist raised £90m before fees - more than most retail bond issues, even though the company is smaller than its new peers on the Order book for Retail Bonds (Orb), the bond-trading platform of the London Stock Exchange.

Recent bonds news & analysis

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