22 Jun '12, 6am

Will “Perpetual Bond” become the next Lehman Minibond?

Will “Perpetual Bond” become the next Lehman Minibond?

Will “Perpetual Bond” become the next Lehman Minibond? by Ivan Guan on June 22, 2012 OK, let’s just call this Perpetual Security “Perpetual Bond” in Singapore context, for the same purpose to call “mini-bond” a bond, for the same purpose to call “structured note” ”structured deposit”, for the same purpose to “confuse the public”. The surge of “perpetual bond” issuance in Singapore is just nuisance. More perpetual bonds were sold here in the first three months of this year than in the previous decade and a half. and Singapore is probably the only place where you can buy a perpetual security through an ATM with a press of a few buttons. As reported in a Wall Street article recently, Across Asia, brokers are pushing to sell increasingly complex products to the region’s expanding ranks of investors, especially wealthy ones. These types of products appeal to those hungry for yi...

Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2012/06/22/will-perpetual-bond-becom...

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