About Michael Vanderdonk

As a co-founder of Australian Bond Exchange, Michael has overseen the technical and engineering design of the infrastructure and systems. Additionally, he heads Australian Bond Exchange's evaluation of new technology, manages internal systems testing, and handles technical interface with key vendors. Prior to Australian Bond Exchange, Michael worked at EMC (now DellEMC) Asia on Infrastructure, Cloud based computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (machine learning), and Data Science for companies such as ANZ bank, Singapore Government, Intel and AXIS Bank. Before his role at EMC Asia, he held roles with CSC Australia, KPMG Consulting, and Credit Suisse. Michael will be an initial member of the Compliance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, although membership of these committees may be revisited as additional Directors are appointed to the Board.



26/05/2020 ● Partnership between Australia’s pre-eminent fixed income marketplace and leading global financial services software provider ● Iress users across institutional, retail and online stockbroking and financial advice now have access to real-time Australian bond monitoring and transaction capabilities ● Bond investing enables private investors to diversify income sources and reduce portfolio risks A new [...]


Reasons to buy bonds gets stronger


Up and down the East coast of Australia, it seems almost everyone is focused on the property market. This is something we expect will continue for the foreseeable future with the Federal election over the threat of negative gearing being abolished and the shrinking interest rate. And whilst many property investors are hoping that the [...]

Reasons to buy bonds gets stronger2020-01-03T19:11:27+11:00

Buying bonds for your Self-Managed Super Fund?


The 4 Key Questions for First-Time Buyers Bonds might seem confusing but they’re actually very simple. If you're unfamiliar with how bonds work or which bonds are right for your investment goals, here are a few questions that can help. Bond basics A bond is essentially a way for an organization to issue debt without [...]

Buying bonds for your Self-Managed Super Fund?2019-06-29T08:37:45+10:00



Risk is a part of life. Everything we do has risk involved. With investing it's critical to manage the risks. The easy way to describe risk, and management of it is like this: If you put $100 into a new business, it could turn into $1,000 or zero. You don't know which of those two [...]


Term Deposit


For the beginner series, we're discussing the various different types of investments available. Now it's time for the old stable Term Deposit. A term deposit is a deposit held at a financial institution for a fixed term, much like a special transaction account with your bank. The term generally ranges from a month to a [...]

Term Deposit2018-11-30T09:22:07+11:00

Mutual and superannuation Funds


You might know a mutual fund under many names, including a superannuation fund, but they are a collection of some amount of stocks, bonds, cash, or other securities. When you join a mutual fund your money is put together with all the other mutual fund investors. This allows the fund manager a much larger bank [...]

Mutual and superannuation Funds2017-11-12T12:36:11+11:00

Hybrid securities


Hybrid securities or hybrid shares have been very popular over the last few years in Australia. They are a complex security that combines some amount of equity (stock) and debt (bond) together. A hybrid typically provides a variable interest rate return. Like a bond, once purchased the investor will receive interest payments on a regular [...]

Hybrid securities2018-11-30T09:33:47+11:00

ETF and other exchange traded bonds


An ETF is an investment into a fund that trades some asset. This is often a combination of shares of stock, futures, foreign currency etc. These ETFs are usually built to track an asset or index such as the ASX200 Australian share index. They allow you to invest in an asset (the ETF) that will [...]

ETF and other exchange traded bonds2019-02-14T14:06:04+11:00

Buying stocks and bonds and Size of orders


For stocks traded on the secondary market, there are generally no minimum order amounts. For the initial offering they're usually presented in lots. There is a maximum number of stocks that can be bought, and that depends on the number of stocks on offer, and the price you're willing to pay. If you want to [...]

Buying stocks and bonds and Size of orders2017-11-12T12:19:30+11:00
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