An irreverent take on the latest developments in structured products
After a quiet period for new issuance, the US market has returned to form. But there is still only one issuer in the running and that is Barclays. The reverse convertibles issued by the bank show a tendency...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Issuance in the US market has been slow over the past week and would have completely stalled if it were not for a handful of products. The latest offering consists of just two products from Barclays, including one based on a financial company. Financials...
Retailers provided the common underlying for the small issuance, featuring only Barclays reverse convertibles, at the end of last week. Clothing, organic food and cookware sellers feature in the latest offering. The one-year Reverse Convertible Notes...
Natural resources and energy suppliers are once again popular underlyings for products in the US market. Barclays has issued two reverse convertibles based on the stocks of natural resource companies. The Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Alpha Natural...
Funds are growing in popularity on a global basis and the dominance of funds in this issuance shows the US is no exception. In an all accelerated growth product issuance, funds have replaced straightforward access to indexes. The Russell 2000 Index...
The US market is back on top form, with a more diverse offering after a couple of quieter weeks on the issuance front. The latest offering includes two, rare straddles. Both products are issued by Barclays and are based on the S&P 500. One of these...
The offerings for the US market have been smaller and less varied of late and this issuance is no exception. It is an all reverse convertibles offering and two of the products are based on the stocks of airlines, a popular underlying of late. Delta...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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