Fiscal and regulatory reforms announced by the new Spanish government have led market participants to rethink wrappers and product maturities, with growth and fund-linked products likely to benefit
Susan Chan and Neha Bakshi take over structured products structuring and sales at Deutsche Bank in Asia following Chris Lee's departure
Retail investors in Hong Kong are favouring equity-linked investments on the back of more stringent regulatory requirements for structured products. At the same time, the appetite for foreign exchan...
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The low rates challenge
Macquarie is considering shutting its structured products and exotics business in Europe as a result of unfavourable market conditions. The alarm bells were sounded were last December, when Todd Ste...
The ban on distribution fees being considered in Sweden could "substantially" affect the country’s retail structured products market, warn market participants
Under a watchful eye
Tough equity markets are driving increased demand for credit exposure and cross-asset baskets in the Nordic region, where a stronger risk appetite is in evidence
Low interest rates mean market participants expect the trend for hybrid structures to continue this year, boosted by demand for yield pick-up and diversification
Deutsche Bank’s latest exchange-traded fund launch on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange includes ETFs tapping into local equities from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia as well as Australian interest ra...
A penchant for protection
The popularity of equity-linked securities is set to remain strong in South Korea as investors seek yield enhancement to combat low interest and deposit rates
Dow Jones Indexes and UBS Securities have launched an enhanced version of the DJ-UBS Commodity Index to give investors fuller exposure to the forward curve through a single index
Access to alternative assets gaining popularity among high net worth investors in India, says report
The launch by Bloomberg of a centralised price discovery platform for equity-linked notes in Asia sets out to bring easier and more efficient access to ELN pricing information
Japan’s ultra-low rate environment has left many of its investors hungry for decent returns, but some high-yield structured funds involving currency plays have seen unwinding of positions in favou...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.