US market sets the tone for the coming year


Commodity-linked structured products were the outstanding success in the US last year, overtaking Europe in terms of notional issuance. It is expected that the trend will continue into 2008 along with increased demand for structured equity and FX-linked products. "Historically in terms of notional issuance on equity, commodity, FX or indeed most asset classes, Europe has trumped the US," says Philippe El-Asmar, managing director, head of investor solutions, Americas at Barclays Capital. "But las