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The hunt for security over yield has seen surge of interest in so-called smart beta strategies. But while many smart beta indexes have outperformed the market, can they provide a cost-effective and fit-for-all alternative to traditional benchmarks? Vita...
The rally in equity markets is shifting demand to principal-at-risk structured products, say US banks
Suzi Hampson of Future Value Consultants looks at structured products trends in the US and UK
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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