ASICs relaxation of information/disclosure requirements for retail bond issuance are warranted, but successful development of the retail bond market may require further steps to facilitate efficient issuance methods and investor demand.

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This paper was prepared by Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.

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