The niche hunter

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Germany boasts one of the most developed retail structured products markets in Europe, so one would think that carving a place as a niche player there would prove quite a challenge. But Hamburg-based wealth and asset manager MPC Munchmeyer Petersen Capital is looking to distinguish itself by offering products with diversified underlyings, ranging from hedge funds to shipping freight rates. Rather than distributing a product based on the Eurostoxx 50 or other mainstream indexes, MPC searches for