Corporate Bonds are regulated debt instruments which act as an I.O.U. between the Issuer (usually a business) and investors. We use bonds instead of other debt instruments, such as loans, as they offer greater flexibility during the structuring process.
The flexibility of bonds
Corporate bonds are by virtue transferable; any of our bonds which have a term longer than 12 months will have transferability built in
Securing the borrower's debt benefits investors, and incentivises borrowers to repay the debt
Bonds enable performance-related upside to be incorporated, such as royalties, warrants, or convertibility
Segregated Client Accounts
UK Bond Network does not hold client money including investment cash. Client money and client assets are held in the investor’s name by our FCA custodian, Jarvis Investment Management, who arrange settlement, safe custody, nominee and associated services in accordance with FCA rules. By entering into the Investor Agreement investors agree that Jarvis will act as their agent and will arrange for their cash and investments to be held in separately designated and protected accounts in accordance with FCA rules.
Professional Due Diligence
We work closely with our legal advisors who conduct verification of all information provided by businesses to ensure that it is true and correct. All bonds are structured with assistance of legal advisors, including the implementation of appropriate covenants and the perfection of security, providing investors with added protection in the investments they make.
Our three steps to investment success
Our experienced Lending Team analyse the company's financials, business plan, and management team
We conduct an extensive due diligience and information verficiation process, which is signed off by independent legal advisors
Our Transaction Team works with our legal advisors to structure the bond, putting in place covenants to enhance investor protection
Your comprehensive suite of offer documents for every bond issue
A verified presentation detailing the borrowers business model
A summary of headline terms of the bond, including details of security
Latest company accounts
Repayment profile of bond, including any performance-related upside
The full suite of legal documents which form the bond
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