Winterflood: It is time to democratise debt markets

We need to recognise the need for change

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Stacey Parsons of Winterflood

Stacey Parsons of Winterflood

In a world of accelerating investor democratisation, the largest capital market of all, in terms of USD equivalent notional outstanding, is the global debt market at $128.3trn, consisting of $40.9trn in corporate debt, according to ICMA in August 2020.

Despite this, debt markets remain strangely anchored in the past. While the retail investor has become resurgent in the equity markets, debt markets are generally still the preserve of the institutional...

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