Market snapshot

Market snapshot

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Tim Mortimer, Future Value Consultants

In trying to keep pace with recent volatile market conditions, issuers have been searching for new investment solutions that focus on the needs of investors, who are displaying increased caution and requesting simplicity and transparency. With levels of implied volatility so high, structurers have been increasing the leverage included in products, while most issues have been structured around a 12-month maturity.

Leveraged return notes retain top spot in the US, having attracted $670 million of