Astrea IV bonds: What you need to know

Low entry point of $2k, yearly 4.35% coupon payout appeal to retail investors

Astrea IV's Class A-1 bonds will be the first listed retail private equity bonds on SGX. PHOTO: ST FILE
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These funds aim to improve the operations and financial performance of the firms they invest in and then exit the investments for a profit.

Historically, private equity has outperformed the public market indices such as the S&P 500 Index and MSCI World Index over an extended period.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline Astrea IV bonds: What you need to know. Subscribe