Structured products issuance in the US public market has undergone a revival with a sudden flood of accelerated growth products
Index provider FTSE and news group CNBC have partnered in a venture to bring a blue-chip regional benchmark index that includes Japan to the Asia-Pacific market
Investec unveils its first boutique products aimed at the wealth and discretionary management market
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has developed a liquid volatility index for institutions which are seeking a systematic tail risk hedge.
HSBC has listed a Brazil ETF in London as it builds its fledgling ETF operations and expands into European markets
Investors in the US are becoming more educated about the financial markets, which is leading to greater interest in sector-specific investing
Swiss trading platform Scoach Switzerland has devised three structured products indexes to help investors assess performance
Aviva is launching a fund in the US that operates as a cross between a mutual fund and a structured product, combining liquidity and capital protection
Amundi has listed two more ETFs on NYSE Euronext in Paris in response to demand from institutional clients
As the Benelux region’s structured product market emerges shaken from the global financial crisis, a focus on education is needed to rebuild investor confidence and to make sure structured products are being sold in an appropriate manner. Clare Dickinson...
Setting up a business just before a global financial crisis hits is not ideal, but Robert W Baird’s structured products business, set up in 2007, has survived the turmoil by sticking to conservative products and avoiding the more complex deals offered...
Exchange-traded funds first appeared 20 years ago as transparent, easy to understand alternatives to actively managed funds. But as they have developed some of this transparency and simplicity has been lost. The first Structured Products ETF survey asks...
The US government is currently deciding whether to permanently increase the deposit insurance cover to $250,000 per depositor. The uncertainty is creating problems for the certificate of deposit industry.
ETFs were particularly badly hit during the flash crash that hit the US stock market on 6 May. This occured due to withdrawal of liquidity from the market and the industry is now working to prevent a repeat.
Some professional indemnity insurers are charging higher premiums for structured products or are refusing to cover them. This makes it difficult for IFAs to offer them to their clients
Standard and Poor's has created a taxable municipal bond index to give investors access to this low default risk, high return bond class.
Volatility across the eurozone is making autocall products popular in the German market, where structurers can offer attractive returns
UBS has created a reverse convertible index to offer German investors income which beats the return on bank deposits