United kingdom (uk)
Retail Distribution Review forcing structurers and distributors to consider greater use of online platforms for trading structured products
Morgan Stanley has launched a FTSE 100-linked six-year kickout plan in the UK that does not pay out automatically at the trigger point, giving investors the option of waiting until maturity
Barclays is offering UK investors a five-year income product based on the fortunes of the FTSE 100 and rises in the Bank of England base rate. Capital is at risk at maturity if the index breaches a 50%...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Tim Mortimer analyses the continued popularity of leveraged notes in the US and maturity profile of structured products sold there in April. In the UK, it was Investec which led new issuance, with capital-at-risk knockouts the most populous product.
The Financial Services Authority’s new regime is set to ban commission payments to IFAs. But will it clash with forthcoming EU regulations on retail distribution or will EU member states follow the FSA's lead? By Magda Ali
Linda Woodall, head of investments at the UK Financial Services Authority talks about the balance between consumer protection and the need to police financial advisers ahead of the Retail Distribution Review
As the regulatory environment gets tougher for UK retail banks, some industry figures warn of an exodus of IFAs from the retail market in order to target high-net-worth investors
The UK Financial Services Authority released its final guidance on retail structured products on March 23. The consumer protection document was released by the regulator ahead of more statements of extreme caution from FSA chairman Adair Turner and after...
Tim Mortimer analyses the supply of public market structured products in the US and UK, finding that Barclays Bank is the only institution that is a top three issuer in each country. Leveraged return notes were the most issued product by notional, while...
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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