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The increasing use of collateral in structured products has arisen from the need to alleviate counterparty risk. In its simplest form, structured products are debt instruments from issuers that promise to reward investors with a payout linked to an option...
Structured products do not always offer the full upside in share performance. Ford Motor stock has risen by 40% since last July, and investors will get a decent return, but not as much as they would have received from a direct investment in the shares...
All three US FVC indexes have risen in recent months, while the S&P 500 index has risen by over 16% in the past six months and by over 19% compared to a year ago. Of the three FVC indexes, only the Accelerated Growth index has outperformed the US...
Investec has taken collateralisation one step further by structuring a a five-year at-risk kickout product linked to the FTSE 100 that is supported by the bonds of five banks. While credit risk is diversified across five institutions, if one goes bankrupt...
Goldman Sachs is offering a basket of commodities in differing proportions for a one-year exposure to oil, copper, platinum, soybeans and cotton. Any fall in the value of the basket brings with it capital loss, but there is no cap on returns
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