The divergence between US and European volatility measures has grown in the first quarter of 2012, according to Barclays Capital
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Speeding into listed products
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Absa Capital has launched five exchange-traded notes, providing investors with exposure to precious metals and currencies.
Relishing the RDR
Low volatility means purchasing options is now attractive, even for higher-beta sectors, according to a Deutsche Bank strategist
Investors are less likely to opt for exotic structures and underlying assets, UK distributors warn
Amid a surge in demand for exposure to emerging markets currency debt from private investors, HSBC Private Bank prefers building structured products around Asian assets to emerging Europe
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