Tim Mortimer analyses the supply of public market structured products in the US and UK, finding that Barclays Bank is the only institution that is a top three issuer in each country. Leveraged return notes...
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The UK Financial Services Authority review of structured products has encouraged issuers to take a closer look at product design, with an eye to creating investments with an outcome that investors can understand. For example, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)...
The best performing FVC index in Europe in January was the accelerated index. However, this was the worst performing index over the past year, down by 14.8% since the end of January 2011. The index is very closely correlated with the Euro Stoxx 50, the...
The Royal Bank of Scotland is offering three versions of the same five-and-a-half year structured product, allowing investors to pick a view on the future of the FTSE 100 Index. The choice is low, medium and high expectations, with a risk on the credit...
UniCredit has issued a three-and-a-half year structured product to German investors offering a capped return that is based on Euribor, the European interbank lending rate. Capital is protected and the variable income is above the risk-free rate
HSBC has launched a digital structured product – called a buffered performance security – that offers a potential 16% return at maturity or even more. The product, which is on offer to US investors, has no cap but principal is at risk
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