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Known for their high volatility and extreme sensitivity to natural and geopolitical factors, soft commodities are nonetheless being added to the mix of structured products on offer
Swedbank and Luxembourg Financial Group have listed a protected note in Sweden that offers local investors their first taste of a secured issuer. Luxembourg-based Taurus is the issuer and the investment is in Spax Europe Trygghet bonds.
Swiss investors continued their return to structured products in January, as capital-protected and leveraged issuance hit new monthly highs.
UK investors regained their taste for risk in 2010, with a rising market benefiting from more capital-at-risk products, according to figures from Future Value Consultants.
Specialist structured products house Front Capital expanded its horizons last year to include a mutual fund business for investors struggling to know where to put their money but it still offers warrants and notes to those who have firmer views.
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.