Retail’s exclusion from the UK’s regulated bond market is one of those things that just doesn’t stack up – especially when you consider that it’s predominantly an investment grade market populated by bonds from big well-known issuers. On 29 September 2023, the FCA called for responses to a series of Engagement Papers asking for feedback on potential amendments to the UK’s capital markets.

Winterflood is fully supportive of the FCA’s proposals. In our latest white paper, 'Enabling broader access to the UK bond markets', Michael Smith discusses how the low denomination bonds issued by well-known listed companies used to be quite normal and how the FCA’s recent and important proposals are aimed at once again broadening access to fixed income products for wealth managers and retail investors.

To read the full white paper, follow this link.

If you would like to discuss the white paper or topic in more details, please contact: Michael Smith, CFA, Debt Capital Markets at Winterflood Securities.