Gilt Edged Bond

(redirected from Gilt-Edged Bonds)

Gilt Edged Bond

A private-issued, investment grade bond. Only blue chip companies issue gilt edged bonds and, for that reason, they have high ratings. Gilt edged bonds are considered sufficiently low-risk that the law allows banks to invest in them. In addition to being low-risk, investment-grade bonds are low-return, greatly reducing the cost on the issuer. They are considered the next safest bond to a Treasury security.
References in periodicals archive ?
The bank's 4th money will be additional money supply from intended time deposits and will be connected to gilt-edged bonds offered by government on the back of the loan.
The main attraction of Government gilt-edged bonds is that they are seen as one of the safest places you can put money.
At the top end of the scale, the equity institutions such as pension and life funds, which tend to buy larger properties, will not be able to justify the low yields either, when a relatively risk-free investment such as gilt-edged bonds are starting to yield a similar amount as prime high street retail.
To understand this, the supporting graph shows how initial yields and equivalent rental yields, which take into account future rental growth, have been falling for the last five years, compared to 10-year gilt-edged bonds and the five-year swap rate, both of which have been rising.