Single-stock underlyings offer the enticement of potentially better terms as well as a broader choice when allocating assets compared to buying products based on indexes. By Tim Mortimer
RBC is offering an income product that relies on the stock performance of 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems for the return of capital, but has no such restriction on the quarterly income payment. The...
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Barclays is offering a 12-month reverse convertible based on the stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. The high coupon is typical of shorter-term structures of this type that allow for some risk to capital
The dramatic fall in the price of Research In Motion shares has inflicted capital losses on investors who took a stake in this six-month reverse convertible from UBS. Stability towards the end of the term was not enough to keep the underlying from sliding...
Unicredit is offering German investors a classic structured product in the form of a reverse convertible based on Deutsche Bank stock. The relatively low 60% barrier for the two-year product is almost as appealing as the 4.75% annual coupon
UBS has issued two high-yielding reverse convertibles based on the high volatility of the underlying stocks – Research in Motion and Alpha Resources – that offer substantial returns from very short-term products
The volatility around Research in Motion stock was high enough to ensure that a reverse convertible issued in the US linked to the stock offered to pay investors a near 30% annual return, writes Future Value Consultants’ Suzi Hampson
A radical tax proposal from Washington would raise rates for holders of structured products and move these instruments to a mark-to-market regime. Yakob Peterseil explores what this might mean for the industry.
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.
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