Determining whether a structured product is "complex” – and therefore unsuitable for retail investors – continues to divide regulators in Europe
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...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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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.
Treating certain structured products as 'single income-bearing derivative contracts' could double some investors' tax bill, but the trend appears to be taking hold in the US
Volatility in most equity indexes has been comparatively low over the past two years, especially compared to the levels seen during the onset of the financial crisis. This has had a dramatic effect on structured product design. In this issue, we look...
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
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