The US government is currently deciding whether to permanently increase the deposit insurance cover to $250,000 per depositor. The uncertainty is creating problems for the certificate of deposit industry.
Some professional indemnity insurers are charging higher premiums for structured products or are refusing to cover them. This makes it difficult for IFAs to offer them to their clients
Standard and Poor's has created a taxable municipal bond index to give investors access to this low default risk, high return bond class.
Hybrid structures are increasingly popular in Malaysia as investors look to keep the cost of hedging down and moving away from capital protected products
Volatility across the eurozone is making autocall products popular in the German market, where structurers can offer attractive returns
UBS has created a reverse convertible index to offer German investors income which beats the return on bank deposits
Nasdaq has launched two sharia-compliant indexes, the first in a family of indexes which it intends to launch.
Investors withdraw from ETFs based on the FTSE 100 in the first quarter of the year, preferring investments based on emerging markets and the US and European becnhmarks.
Source has brought exposure to volatility to the European market through an ETF based on the S&P 500 Vix Futures Index
US ETF company Vanguard has increased its business with products on US equity benchmarks, real estate and bonds
Deutsche Bank has listed 10 new exchange-traded commodities on the London Stock Exchange to complement the 19 it issued earlier this year in Frankfurt
Erste Group Bank AG issued nine individual certificates on to the Bucharest Stock Exchange as it joins the Romanian market.
Among the few products launched in the UK during the past two weeks, the popularity of the FTSE 100 is continuing as investors remain nervous
UBS has launched a new exchange-traded note in the US, offering leveraged exposure to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index.