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Low interest rates and equity market volatility are making it extremely difficult to structure certificates of deposit with attractive terms
Structured Products Americas Awards 2012
Trade of the month: Cliquets in the US CD market
Protection in a CD wrapper
HSBC leads the Greenwich Associates survey rankings for retail structured product quality, while Barclays Capital has the best-known franchise among distributors and BNP Paribas retains top spot in Europe
After mass investor flight to the perceived safety of certificates of deposit, US regulator Finra plans to investigate quite how safe the investments are, especially those that include a derivative component
Pershing to the front
Best in Ireland
Product retrospective: Breaking barriers
Hanging on to protection
House of the year, Americas
US distributor of the year
BNP Paribas is offering market-linked certificates of deposit to US retail investors for the first time through subsidiary Bank of the West
Setting up a business just before a global financial crisis hits is not ideal, but Robert W Baird’s structured products business, set up in 2007, has survived the turmoil by sticking to conservative products and avoiding the more complex deals offered...
The US government is currently deciding whether to permanently increase the deposit insurance cover to $250,000 per depositor. The uncertainty is creating problems for the certificate of deposit industry.
If the US congress votes to lower the deposit insurance limit to $100,000, then that figure will count for products currently in circulation, says the FDIC
The rebound of credit markets in 2009 enabled product providers to decrease risk as well as offer higher yields to investors in the Americas, using techniques such as multipliers or digital payoffs. The result is an increase in the number of deals, especially...
The structured products market in the US has been through some lows in the past year. The shock sometimes was so great that the lifeblood of the market, the reverse convertible, was withdrawn completely. It was pointless flogging a product that required...
Structured Products Americas Awards 2010
The Chinese government's approval rate for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects has dropped by over a third since December 2009, amid continued fears that Chinese CDM-generated Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) credits will not be allowed to...
The relationship between the public and private sector needs to be strengthened at a quicker pace to ensure the future of project-based mechanisms such as clean development mechanism (CDM) and joint implementation (JI) projects, says a United Nations...