A bond is a form of Debt Investment, in which an investor lends money to an entity (typically Corporate or Government) which borrows the funds for a fixed period of time at a variable or a Fixed Interest Rate. Bonds are often used by states and sovereign governments, companies to raise money and finance a various kind of projects.
Non-convertible debentures (NCDs) are a financial instrument that is used by companies to raise long-term capital. This is done through a public issue.
NCDs are a debt instrument with a fixed tenure and people who invest in these receive regular interest at a certain rate.
Why is it called non-convertible?
Some debentures can be converted into shares after a certain point in time. This is done at the discretion of the owner. However, this is not possible in the case of NCDs. That’s why they are known as non-convertible.
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