Commodities, emerging markets, capital protection, income and inflation are the buzzwords surrounding UK structured product launches this year as 2011 starts with a bang.
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Aviva Investors launches Defined Returns Fund 8
Aviva Investors has launched a new structured product as part of its defined returns fund. The FTSE-linked product offers potential returns of 6.25% every year, with exposure to the FTSE 100 index, and...
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BNP Paribas is offering market-linked certificates of deposit to US retail investors for the first time through subsidiary Bank of the West
Incapital, Barclays and Gilliat all launched three products each in the past two weeks, most of which focused on the FTSE 100 index as investors continue shy away from risky investments
Investors continue to buy capital-protected products, but shy away from leverage.
As with any competitive market, fee levels are influenced to a large degree by the market, since a product cannot normally hide high fees and appear competitive.
Gilliat Financial Solutions has launched the second product in its Captured Growth Series. The FTSE 100 index linked note offers potential returns of 52.5% over five years and gives investors the opportunity...
Skandia has launched two protected portfolio investment plans that give investors exposure to the returns of a portfolio of actively managed funds with full capital protection factored in. Sales of fund-based...
Sophie Barnett, vice-president at Morgan Stanley, looks at the different types of capital protection that investors can achieve through structured products
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.