FIIG's DirectBonds Service

At FIIG, we are committed to ensuring bonds are accessible for more investors.  Historically, corporate bonds were restricted to $500,000 parcels.  Now, hundreds of bonds, including high yielding investment grade bonds are accessible to all investors with FIIG's DirectBonds Service.

We give investors the ability to invest directly, and choose from a long list of corporate and government bonds, from as little as $10,000 per bond with a minimum portfolio balance of $50,000.

Through our DirectBonds Service, investors have access to a broad universe of local and overseas bond issues including:

  • Financial institution and corporate bonds
  • Government and semi-government bonds
  • International bond issues
  • Fixed, floating rate and inflation-linked bonds.

Download our DirectBonds information brochure (PDF Document).

FIIG clients can access a complete list of DirectBonds and pricing as at the previous day of trade's close by logging into our client-only (MYFIIG) section of our website.

See our daily FIIG Rate Sheet (PDF Document) for details of coupon percentage, yields to maturity, running yield and institutional market price on the bonds our clients typically invest in.

DirectBonds is ideal for individuals, self managed super funds and companies.  It allows investors to establish a diversified portfolio of bonds delivering a high, consistent income stream. 

Advantages of DirectBonds

  • Choose from a long list of corporate and government bonds
  • Investors choose the bond issuer they are comfortable with
  • Ownership of the bond remains with the investor
  • Access to their portfolio through MYFIIG (our online client portal)
  • Access to FIIG's market leading education and research
  • Frequently asked questions

    Companies or governments issues bonds as a way of raising funds. They borrow funds from investors in the form of bonds, making it a form of debt. When you purchase a bond, the issuer is legally obliged to pay you regular interest and at the bond’s maturity, pay back the face value of the bond to you.

    Bonds are issued by many companies – from well known companies such as BHP, Qantas and Commonwealth Bank to smaller companies such as G8 Education and Praeco.

    Over 300 bonds are available via FIIG’s DirectBonds Service. Wholesale qualified investors can also invest in foreign currency denominated bonds, including USD, GBP and Euro bonds.

    When you purchase a bond, the issuer is legally obliged to pay you regular interest (referred to as coupons) and at the bond’s maturity, the face value of the bond (which is the price the bond was issued at – usually $100) must be paid back to you.

    There are two main differences between corporate bonds and term deposits. Firstly, term deposits are only issued by banks and other financial institutions , whilst corporate bonds are issued by a more diverse range of companies across different sectors including retail, technology, transport and infrastructure. Secondly, term deposits must be held until they mature, whilst corporate bonds can be bought and sold when it suits you any time prior to maturity.

    When you purchase shares in a company, you become a part owner of that company and there’s no certainty of income via dividends. With corporate bonds, you lend money to the company that issues the bond and it is legally required to pay you regular interest and repay the face value of the bond when the bond matures. This means that investing in a company’s bond is a lower risk than owning its equity or shares.

    Another major difference between shares and bonds is that shares are generally traded on an open exchange such as the ASX, whereas the majority of corporate bonds are traded on the Over the Counter market.

    For more information on our DirectBonds Service

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    Jacqueline OConnor - Head of Short Term Money Markets Simon Michel - National Manager, FIIG Adviser Services Boronwyn Delaney - Head of Intermediary & Corporate Marketing Kieran Quaine - ‎Head of Managed Income Portfolio Services (MIPS) Leigh Winton - Head of Portfolio Strategy Mark Mccudden - Director of Adviser Services NSW/ACT  Rob Pearce - Director of Adviser Services VIC/TAS

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    ...with offices based in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth

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    • Core Data SMSF awards 2015 - Fixed income winner, SMSF Member Category
    • Core Data SMSF awards 2014 - Fixed income winner, SMSF Adviser Categor
    • Core Data SMSF awards 2013 - Fixed income winner, SMSF Member Category
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