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Renewed interest brings Chartwell bond guide

Chartwell has updated its distribution bond guide after an increase in interest in the products this year.

The guide explains what makes up a distribution bond, how they work and what investors should look for when choosing a bond.

Chartwell examines each of the products on the market, offering information about the providers, as well as data on year-on-year performance and its top 10 recommendations.

The company has not updated the guide for the past two years because investors have shown little interest but volatile stock markets have sparked interest again, prompting Chartwell to produce its sixth edition.

Distribution bonds are structured so that part of the portfolio is in fixed-interest stocks while the rest is invested in income-bearing equities.

Associate director Patrick Connolly says: “We have noticed increased interest from our clients in distribution bonds.

“For investors that require a rising income, these bonds provide the opportunity to achieve this as well as the benefit of investing in equities at current low levels, but without facing the full risks associated with a direct stockmarket investment.”

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