Mini-bonds unpicked

Author: | Published: 27 Mar 2018

Diversifying the sources of funding and reducing their dependency on bankers: SMEs can kill two birds with one stone

The European Commission launched in December a two-month public consultation on the creation of a proportionate regulatory framework for listings carried out by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In parallel, several initiatives such as Horizon 2020 and G20 2017 aim to create a dynamic environment for SMEs including from a financing perspective. Mini-bonds are considered a useful tool in each of these programmes due to their ability to boost SMEs' trading activities and foster platforms dedicated to non-large companies....