Natural resources are the chosen underlying for Royal Bank of Canada's latest products, while Barclays has issued one linked to the S&P Bric 40
In September 2008, Structured Products published a review of the Merrill Lynch three-year euro and Swiss Franc Inflation Linked Booster, which offered additional coupons depending on the relevant inflation...
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Morgan Stanley’s hybrid tracks eurozone equities and inflation and offers a fixed coupon in some years of the investment regardless of underlying performance. In return, investors may have to give up some capital if the equity component falls
Reverse convertibles are highly sensitive to volatility, which is one of the reasons that the coupons promised can be so high, but it is also why capital is very much at risk. FVC compares the virtues and workings of three such products from the US
The vast majority of structured products follow strategies that are equivalent to being long an underlying index or asset, though they may not fully reflect an increase in the value of that underlying. This group includes principal-protected products,...
Protection of capital is one of the most desirable outcomes of an investment in a structured product, but it comes at a price, not least a frequent inability to take full advantage of the continued increase in the value of the chosen underlying
Barclays reverse convertibles dominate the latest US structured product offerings, but there is also diversion into digital payouts and leveraged returns
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future