With German structured product providers still awaiting the return of retail investor interest, Michael Marray maps the country’s competitive landscape and hears concerns about the implications of a...
The Financial Conduct Authority has exempted structured products from the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive in the UK, but products issued by offshore special purpose vehicles could still...
An overview of the different technology platforms banks now using to distribute structured products, and a guide to which features are available from the banks with the most established electronic distribution...
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As financial advisers in the UK adapt to the commission ban introduced by the Retail Distribution Review, the Financial Conduct Authority is turning its attention to platforms. But could its proposals have unintended consequences? By Vita Millers
Brett Jefferson’s Hildene Capital Management has made a killing investing in beaten-down assets. His fund is the winner of hedge fund of the year and best distressed hedge fund, Americas Awards 2013
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.