The Australian Corporate Bond Company (ACBC) has launched a new website that helps investors calculate the possible outcomes of investing in exchange traded bond units (XTBs).
The website features two portals tailored to investors; a two-way yield and price calculator covering fixed and floating bond rates and a cash flow tool that enables advisers to build a portfolio of 10 XTBs and see the timeline of coupon payments during the life of the investment, a statement by ACBC said.
ACBC chief executive Richard Murphy said the website allows both investors and financial advisers to further understand how XTBs and corporate bonds can benefit their investment or superannuation portfolios.
“With more functionality and interactivity, our new website supports users through the educational journey,” he said.
"For investors, this involves selecting up to 10 XTBs that meet their requirements, seeing the cash flows that come from coupon and principal repayment month-to-month and year-to-year, and the overall returns."
“For advisers, we’ve also developed a more advanced cash flow modelling tool that allows advisers to gain further detailed analysis to assist them in implementing their client portfolios.”
The website also features interactive elements such as explanatory videos and scrolling tickers that contain detailed information on each XTB, the statement said.
“In just the first few weeks of the website going live, we’ve seen a broad range of XTBs added to portfolios via our tools and calculators, indicating that both the tools and the product are resonating well with the market,” Mr Murphy said.
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