There were 72 new products released in the UK structured products market in May, most of which were structured as kickouts. Putting capital at risk remains popular. Tim Mortimer reports
Morgan Stanley is offering UK investors a six-year, dual index structured product that offers near 10% returns if no autocall, and falling kickout levels from year two
Cube Investing has launched two structured products in the UK that are structured on the basis of its own volatility analysis. Both feature the FTSE 100 and Euro Stoxx 50 as underlyings, while the supertracker...
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Morgan Stanley is offering UK investors two versions of a FTSE-based defensive tracker that offers different returns based on lower strike levels of either 90% or 95% and upper strike levels of 110% or 115%
Investec Structured Products was the leading issuer of structured products in a UK market that remains obsessed with structured capital-at-risk products and the FTSE 100. By Tim Mortimer
Capital-at-risk products continue to dominate in the UK market, although sole reliance on the FTSE 100 index as an underlying has fallen. However, the UK benchmark is often included in products that link to more than one index or stock
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 greater of a 21% return or the rise in the index...
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 of US and UK benchmark indexes
Gilliat has presented UK investors with three payouts within one product, with the investor free to choose the FTSE 100, Euro Stoxx 50 or Russell 2000 as underlyings. The product is structured with a series of European call and put options
Six Morgan Stanley retail products maturing in 2013 produced annualised returns of 11–14%, while the bank's worst-performing growth products came in flat to the market
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.
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