There were 72 new products released in the UK structured products market in May, most of which were structured as kickouts. Putting capital at risk remains popular. Tim Mortimer reports
As one of the top three independent broker-dealers in terms of revenue, Raymond James oversees a pipeline that carries structured products across America. Yakob Peterseil talks to Tom Layton, the firm’s...
Cube Investing has launched two structured products in the UK that are structured on the basis of its own volatility analysis. Both feature the FTSE 100 and Euro Stoxx 50 as underlyings, while the supertracker...
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In this sponsored Q&A, Mike McClain, chief operating officer at OCC, discusses the impact of the new regulations on the over-the-counter derivatives market, and examines recent developments in the markets of other centrally cleared and uncleared swaps...
Hedge funds should be compared with the most relevant asset class and it may make more sense to examine the success of a particular strategy in relation to bond performance rather than equities
Unctad economists' argument that bank withdrawals are loosening correlation between commodities and equities "doesn’t make any sense", say analysts
US authorities are set to levy a 30% tax on payments from offshore structured products tied to US stocks. One law firm calls it a “fundamental change” to the treatment of cross-border derivatives transactions
Bullish US investors happy to lose capital at the rate of 2:1 for any fall in the S&P 500 in the wake of the Lehman Brothers collapse were rewarded handsomely in this product, which offered a leverage factor of more than two and no cap on returns
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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