Esma has asked for the industry’s help in providing technical advice to the European Commission on issues important to structured products. What are the likely sticking points? Yakob Peterseil reports...
Insurers are exploring ETFs as a way of circumventing sector limits and increasing diversification. So far, the greatest demand is for equity exposure, but fixed-income ETFs are also starting to feature...
UBS is offering US investors a two-year autocallable product based on Facebook shares that promises returns of 2.5% each quarter, as long as there is no kickout and the 67.8% European barrier is not breached...
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Morgan Stanley is offering UK investors a six-year, dual index structured product that offers near 10% returns if no autocall, and falling kickout levels from year two
Some distributors say a combination of poor products, deficient adviser education and high commission fees in the United Arab Emirates could spell trouble for the structured products market. Are their fears justified? Vita Millers reports
Societe Generale has created a six-year income product that relies on the credit quality of four financial institutions as counterparties and links to the FTSE 100 for its quarterly returns
Two firms are set to launch variance limited benchmarks onshore in the China market but it is unclear whether there is sufficient end-user interest
As one of the top three independent broker-dealers in terms of revenue, Raymond James oversees a pipeline that carries structured products across America. Yakob Peterseil talks to Tom Layton, the firm’s director of structured products
RBS structured products held by private investors in Belgium, Finland, Italy and Sweden are, as of today, the responsibility of BNP Paribas, which has taken over the official obligation to support the non-listed products it agreed to acquire from the...
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.
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