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Global Custody Survey 2010

2010's Global Custody Survey paints a positive picture for market participants as assets under custody rise for the majority of respondents. Sophia Morrell reports.

The increasing FX

FX-linked products are on the rise as yield hungry investors look to one of the few underlyings that has been feasible to structure into short term capital protected notes in recent times while hedging conditions improve for issuers. A transparent and…

Halliday goes the extra mile

New York-based Halliday Financial set up its structured products distribution business in October 2009, after consulting with one and all to ensure that its new business would not fall foul of the regulator. Sophia Morrell reports

WisdomTree bears fruit

WisdomTree has made its name by offering alternatives to the standard ETF fare, with a suite focused on efficient weighting, access trades and active management. Now it is poised for yet more growth, and expects to start capturing assets previously…

Wrestling with correlation

The correlation risk inherent in most structured products represents an ongoing headache for manufacturers. While new regulatory proposals would affect how much risk banks keep on their books, market dynamics are at play, especially the rise in…