JP Morgan note delivers unlimited upside and returns on the downside of the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund as long as a 76.7% barrier is not breached
StartPoint Investments has released a six-year autocall growth product backed by BNP Paribas Arbitrage Issuance that pays three times any upside in the FTSE 100. Early maturity in year three leads to the...
Investec is offering UK investors a six-year autocallable with an American barrier and five-day averaging, as well as cover against issuer insolvency. Payment of the defined return is linked to the fortunes...
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Capital-at-risk products with a 60% barrier have crept into the retail market and are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. But is the extra risk they pose appropriate for retail investors?
Barclays is offering a 12-month reverse convertible based on the stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. The high coupon is typical of shorter-term structures of this type that allow for some risk to capital
The dramatic fall in the price of Research In Motion shares has inflicted capital losses on investors who took a stake in this six-month reverse convertible from UBS. Stability towards the end of the term was not enough to keep the underlying from sliding...
Unicredit is offering German investors a classic structured product in the form of a reverse convertible based on Deutsche Bank stock. The relatively low 60% barrier for the two-year product is almost as appealing as the 4.75% annual coupon
This reverse convertible from UBS based on the common stock of Apple lost money, but the results could have been even worse if it had used an American rather than a European barrier. Regular coupons also helped offset losses
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