Japan and Korea investors regain appetite for European equity-linked structures

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Asian investors are increasingly looking to European equity-linked structures in the expectation that the region will rebound in the next 12 months, with dealers reporting increasing interest from retail investors in Japan and Korea, and to a lesser extent private banks in Hong Kong and Singapore, in the final quarter of 2013.

The first uridashi structures including a European underlying were issued in June this year by Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities (MUFJ). The firm subsequently incre

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