Constant proportion portfolio insurance (CPPI)

Suspicious minds

While Canada has been far from immune to market woes, one saving grace was the absence of Lehman Brothers-backed product among retail clients. Now the future lies in scrupulous attention to sales processes, the rise of exchange-traded funds and lessons…

Rays of hope

The turbulent conditions that have characterised the past two years have taken their toll on the Australian structured products market. But lessons regarding diversification and capital protection could offer a chink of light to investors. Wietske Blees…

A structure out of all proportion?

Volatile markets have reignited the debate about the validity of constant proportion portfolio insurance, leaving investors cashed-out and locked in. Structurers are coming up with new ways to tackle the structure's weaknesses, but could bond and option…

Reaping the dividends

Credit Suisse is offering a five-year CPPI product, based on a pick of Australian stocks and offering semi-annual income based on dividend yields