Swiss trade body unveils product risk classifications

SSPA has partnered with RiskMetrics, a risk management firm, to establish the ratings, which will number 23 different categories. Derivative Partners Research will provide the data, and the classifications will be published on the SSPA website.

"The SSPA was interested in having a uniform and independent way of looking at structured products," says Lawrence Dunn, London-based head of the risk management business for RiskMetrics for Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The Association had already put