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UK Bond Market

Given the status of London as one of the world key trading centers it is not surprising that the UK debt market is also one of the largest.  UK government bonds make up the largest part of this market - UK's national debt is roughly half the gross domestic product (GDP).

 

In this course, you'll learn all about the different types of bonds on the UK bond market. You'll also learn about the primary and secondary bond markets in the UK.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Identify types of government and non-government bonds.

    Describe the features of the primary bond market in the UK.

    Explain how bonds are traded on the UK secondary market.

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: The Gilt Market

    Objective of Gilt Issuance

    Types of Gilt

    o Conventional Gilts

    • Coupon Rates

    • Maturities

    o Index-Linked Gilts

    • Index Methodology

    o Undated (Perpetual) Gilts

    Gilt Portfolio: Composition

    Gilt STRIPS

    Gilt Issuing

    o Auctions

    o Syndicated Offerings

    o Mini-Tenders

    Secondary Market Trading

    -  Gilt-Edged Market Makers (GEMMs)

    -  Inter-Dealer Brokers (IDBs)

    Gilt Investors

    Topic 2: Other Bond Market Sectors

    Growth in Non-Gilt Sector

    Bank Bonds

    Corporate Bonds

    Retail Bonds

    o Order Book for Retail Bonds (ORB)

    o  Mini-Bonds

    • Lack of Regulation

    • Default Risk

    • Lack of Liquidity

    • Taxation

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    75 Minutes

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