Lehman Brothers losses loom large

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Lehman Brothers provided a secondary market for the structured products it had issued all the way up until Friday, September 12. Over the following weekend, the aged US investment bank ground to a shocking halt and called in the bankruptcy professionals.

Structured products are one means by which retail investors are directly exposed to the bank's collapse, and product holders are toiling with what they will receive back in bankruptcy.

Nordic, German and Swiss regulators, as well as the UK Finan