Ready for takeoff
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Editor's letter: December 2010
Wind sector seeks equal treatment from FERC rules
Too good to be true?
European Pension Fund Custodian of the Year: J.P. Morgan
A new study warns reform might only be enough to mitigate, not prevent, damage from a new crisis
Structured products offered to the US market are becoming more diverse in terms of the assets they track, but a harsh structuring environment is causing providers to extend maturities.
US issuance shifts from domestic to international equities, while the participation rate for the latest Goldman Sachs offering hits three times the returns of the MSCI EAFE Index.
Real estate is gaining popularity as an underlying, with a handful of products tracking iShares Dow Jones Real Estate Index fund in recent issuances.
While US equities continue to dominate the issuance, products have diversified into small and mid-cap indexes.
US equities were the major theme in index-linked issuance at the end of last week, although diversification away from the S&P 500 was on offer from some providers.
Kauffman report against ETFs “filled with holes"
Citi Funding is offering a hedge against the negative correlation between volatility and equity markets as well as an option to take a view on volatility.
Gage Olcott has joined Citi in the US to help build up its third-party distribution efforts
While volumes have been healthy in the US market this week, maturity dates are being extended, but there is still innovation to be seen
The rise of protectionism
EC to grant temporary equivalence to risk-based regimes but US picture is unclear
The reset route
Structured Products Europe Awards 2010