University of Kentucky Launches Bond Investor Relations Transparency Initiative
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2020) — The University of Kentucky officially launched its new investor relations (IR) website, www.UKYBonds.com, this week as part of its enhanced transparency and outreach efforts to inform and attract potential investors to the university’s bond program. The open-access website will allow investors across Kentucky as well as the country to access the university’s key financial and operating data much more efficiently as well as stay informed on projects and initiatives at UK.
The new IR website is free to all investors and is powered by BondLink, a financial technology company that has set the standard for investor transparency across the $4 trillion municipal bond market. BondLink has partnered with the Commonwealth of Kentucky on its investor engagement, as well as the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District. BondLink powers the IR websites of other major public universities, including the University of California, the University of Texas and the University of Connecticut.
“We are always looking for ways to be more transparent with the investor community about our finances and capital program,” said UK Treasurer Penny Cox. “Using new, digital channels to market our bonds and reach new investors will lead to more demand over time. That efficiency and savings will allow us to make more infrastructure improvements across the university.”
“We are proud to work with the University of Kentucky to reach investors online and through digital channels,” said Colin MacNaught, BondLink’s CEO and co-founder. “With more and more of the bond market moving online every day, issuers like UK recognize how critical it is to provide financial data much more efficiently to investors.”
To visit the University of Kentucky’s new IR website or to sign up for future notifications or alerts, please visit the website here.
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The University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the university plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.
The University of Kentucky:
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The university plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth of Kentucky by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond. The university nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.
Led by founders Colin MacNaught, CEO, and Carl Query, CTO, BondLink’s cloud-based debt management platform is the $4 trillion municipal bond market’s first fully integrated operating system for public sector CFOs to raise capital from institutional and retail investors. Since the launch of its first debt management platform four years ago, BondLink has expanded its network across more than 30 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Headquartered in Boston, BondLink is backed by top investors, including Franklin Templeton Investments, one of the largest municipal bond fund managers in the country. For more information, please visit www.bondlink.com.
As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.
In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.