Solvency II: insuring for change
New risk-based capital rules for insurers could help demand for products with principal protection, say bankers
FVC custom indexes
Playing with four currencies
Testing the water
Falling interest rates hit structured products hard last year, and as they start to rise they are providing a much-needed boost to the market, says a US distributor.
Real estate is gaining popularity as an underlying, with a handful of products tracking iShares Dow Jones Real Estate Index fund in recent issuances.
While volumes have been healthy in the US market this week, maturity dates are being extended, but there is still innovation to be seen
FVC custom indexes
For its continued expansion in China and South Korea as well as its established business in Japan, Numerix is the Structured Products Technology Provider of the Year for Asia
Dynamic retail offerings
The products reviewed this month include full principal protection and an accelerated growth product that has no downside risk, alongside a three and a six-month reverse convertible
Setting up a business just before a global financial crisis hits is not ideal, but Robert W Baird’s structured products business, set up in 2007, has survived the turmoil by sticking to conservative products and avoiding the more complex deals offered...
A dramatic increase in the notional issuance of accelerated growth products in the US has catapulted Bank of America to the top of the issuance charts
The three FVC indexes fell between April and May 2010, mirroring the falls in the market’s benchmark indexes
The three products reviewed this month all have a strike date of 11 December 2009. The products are valued weekly and the results are shown along with the performance of the underlying asset. All three products are fairly typical of products that are...