The UK structured products markets is still saturated with FTSE-linked deposits, though a few exotics are appearing on the menu
South African gold mining stocks underperformed the world's largest gold ETF by 10% in 2011, boosting demand for gold exchange-traded funds
Changes to the capital gains tax regime in South Africa are skewing returns and could pose increasing problems for product structurers, warn market participants
S&P Indices launches equally weighted proxies that measure the quality of US and European banks in conjunction with Isda, the trade body for the global OTC derivatives industry
Extracting value from high-net-worth investors became a priority for Belgian banks in response to the Financial Services and Markets Authority's moratorium, but as mounting regulatory pressure spooks investors, private banks are bringing their structured...
Dow Jones Indexes has increased the number of components in the Russia GDR Index to 17 for use in the Lyxor ETF Russia exchange-traded fund
The index providers have joined forces to launch an independent global trade body, the Index Industry Association
Absa Capital has launched five exchange-traded notes, providing investors with exposure to precious metals and currencies.
Forex's unreliable fortunes
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
The US Internal Revenue Service has announced an extension and modification to Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act compliance procedures, as well as an expansion in the range of financial institutions that will not have to enter into agreements with the...
Shorter supply chains mean UK private banks will feel the effects of regulation less than retail banks
Index providers and fund managers who have tended to focus on performance are seeing demand from investors for strategy indexes that focus on risk
The Italian structured products market is seeing a pick-up as institutional investors demand exposure to physical assets and credit
Poor equity market performance is driving investors into alternative asset classes such as utilities, gold and dividends in the search for stable returns
Belgian banks are targeting private clients with structured products that do not comply with the Financial Services and Markets Authority's moratorium, say market participants
The big beast boutique
Out with the new, in with the old