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
This Morgan Stanley kickout that matured in January returned investors’ initial capital but nothing else – a consequence of the very slow recovery in two Asia equity indexes over the past six years...
A European barrier on the FTSE 100 and Euro Stoxx 50 puts capital at risk in this six-year autocall, which offers a fixed 10% in the first year, rising incrementally in subsequent years if no kickout occurs...
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Royal Bank of Canada is the issuer of a six-year, dual index kickout product on offer in the UK through Meteor. Capital is at risk if the call is not triggered and either index has fallen by more than 40%
Investors believe 7% is a reasonable return for investing in FTSE 100 but many think it is unrealistic, says survey, prompting Société Générale to launch the UK Four series that aims to exceed expectations with annual returns of up to 10%
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 distance from the strike levels
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...
Returns on more structured products could be subject to income tax rather than capital gains tax following a tightening of the law by the UK tax authority
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.