Though most distributors play by the rules, some firms may still be selling the wrong products to the wrong investors, says panellist at Structured Products magazine's Nordic conference
Conference hears that investors should not have been sold some structured products because they are too expensive and opaque, while Finansinspektionen announces paper detailing what it expects of distributors...
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A partnership with Barclays and a move to buy the Cofunds electronic platform is helping to put Legal & General on the UK map for structured products. L&G's James Harrington talks to Vita Millers about the challenges of distributing products in the current...
Electronic platforms that charge fees instead of taking provider commission could, from April 2014, sell more products, as investors try to make the most of the charges they have to pay
With investors demanding a more thorough approach to investing and increasingly viewing investments as systematic sources of risk and return, Barclays has focused on the development of tradable indexes that capture liquid alternative risk premia across...
Gold is an intriguing investment, but it was Credit Suisse that last year made it very simple, with the first covered call, exchange-traded product issued in the US. The exchange-traded note (ETN) was launched at the start of February 2012 and was distributed...
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An autocallable warrant with an emerging markets index as the underlying may not sound that exciting, but it was the first of its kind in Mexico last year and was so successful that it has secured BBVA Bancomer's place as the number one structured product...
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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