Pros and cons in endowment bonds

Retail zero-coupon endowment bonds have just been launched.

With all the focus on building a retail bond market in Australia, and with Commonwealth bonds commencing trading on the ASX last week, the emergence of a new retail bond product this month has largely gone under the radar.

Endowment Bond Exchange Limited (EBX) commenced operations earlier this month, offering retail investors the opportunity to buy short to very long-dated zero-coupon bonds called endowment bonds.


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