SEBI has modified investment norms for debt mutual funds for investing in bonds that are quasi-equity in nature. Such bonds can be made to absorb losses before equity or may be convertible to equity in case of a specified event. Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 bonds (AT1 and AT2) are such bonds. The rules come into force on April 1, 2021. What are AT1 and AT2 bonds? These … [Read more...] about New SEBI Rule about Perpetual Bonds: How it affects Debt MF Investors?
Perpetual bonds last till perpetuity i.e. the bonds never mature. There is no maturity date for these bonds. Therefore, the issuer never has to return the principal. The issuer just needs to keep paying the principal. Such bonds cannot be redeemed. Many Public sector banks have issued perpetual bonds in the recent years. The banks have other motives behind issuing such bonds. … [Read more...] about What are Perpetual Bonds?