A partnership with Barclays and a move to buy the Cofunds electronic platform is helping to put Legal & General on the UK map for structured products. L&G's James Harrington talks to Vita Millers about...
The hunt for security over yield has seen surge of interest in so-called smart beta strategies. But while many smart beta indexes have outperformed the market, can they provide a cost-effective and fit-for-all...
Meteor Asset Management is offering the newly popular defensive autocallable to UK investors, linked to the FTSE 100 and the Euro Stoxx 50. The product's American barrier has been set at a relatively safe...
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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Wealth management firm Brooks Macdonald has been using structured products for eight years, both for discretionary investors and within funds. Fund manager Robin Eggar talks to Vita Millers about his passion for structured products
Investec Structured Products has issued the FTSE 100 Target Income Deposit Plan 1, a non-commission product suitable for fee-based advisers that offers an annual income stream while protecting initial capital against market risk
Returns on this defensive autocall are linked to the FTSE 100 subject to a trigger level lower than the strike. The product pays no commission, in line with the UK’s Retail Distribution Review, and offers returns of up to 7% a year
Roughly 13% of the UK's retail structured products market consists of products based on more than one index. Many offer double-digit returns, but some providers say their higher risk levels are the opposite of what the structured products industry needs...
A roundup of structured products that Barclays distributed via UK IFAs in 2012 reveals good returns were possible even in flat markets. Despite many underlyings experiencing a bear market, investors always got back at least their initial capital
Royal Bank of Scotland has issued a series of FTSE 100-linked structures that provide investors with a choice of kickout options featuring different types of barrier and autocallable trigger levels to suit their risk-reward preferences
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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