Structured bonds are investment products whose revenues are derived from changes in the value of specific tracked assets.
For about the last 10 years, no structured bonds have been issued in Israel, primarily due to the requirements for disclosure imposed by the Israel Securities Authority, which did not in practice facilitate the issue of such products. Currently, the Israel Securities Authority feels that the possibility should be considered of enabling the issuing of this type of bond, with the goal of opening up the market for the first time in a number of years, while at the same time minimizing risk and increasing transparency for investors.
The proposed regulations suggest that the bonds to be issued will be of a type that will ensure the return of the principal to the investor and in addition it is proposed that the obligation according to the bond will be non-complex and will facilitate the calculation of the obligation's value by the bond holders on any trading day.
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