Dutch Trigger

Van Lanschot has issued five-year trigger notes based on the AEX index of the 25 most-traded Dutch stocks. The product offers a minimum of 10% per annum on potential early maturity, although capital is not protected if the 50% barrier is breached at the…

Holding counterparty risk at arm’s length

Exchange-traded funds have been as exposed to talk of counterparty risk as the next structured product, although the risk is lower. Under the European Union's Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities III regulations, ETFs are…

Deutsche Börse pulls out of Euronext bid

German stock exchange operator Deutsche Börse has abandoned its effort to acquire pan-European derivatives exchange Euronext, clearing the path for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).