UK structured products market grows 20% on back of increased risk appetite
Commodities, emerging markets, capital protection, income and inflation are the buzzwords surrounding UK structured product launches this year as 2011 starts with a bang.
This three-part series looks at the various factors that firms across the ecosystem of global FX markets - from the buy-side, the sell-side, and the supporting community of technology vendors and service providers - should consider in order to, not just survive, but to thrive in this dynamic and ever-changing environment.
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