A baby-boomer bounce

Conference report: Americas

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The US structured products market is finally growing up, with notional issuance volumes hitting US$114 billion last year, according to figures from the US Structured Products Association (SPA). This 78% year-on-year increase has seen the market mature by accommodating new structures and underlyings, on top of the original mainstay of reverse convertibles. These notes still represented just over a third of 2007's issuance volume, making them the most popular retail structured product, said Ne