Issuance volumes in the US surged by 60% in January, dominated by leveraged returns, review bonds and kickouts. HSBC led the way, while Investec maintained its lead in the UK market in January. Tim Mortimer...
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The best performing FVC index in Europe in January was the accelerated index. However, this was the worst performing index over the past year, down by 14.8% since the end of January 2011. The index is very closely correlated with the Euro Stoxx 50, the...
Reverse convertibles continue to dominate structured products registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, while ETF underlyings provide the most excitement for those eager to diversify
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As the volume of sales of structured products in the US decreases, leveraged return products remain the most popular product, followed by bonus structures and then reverse convertibles. The UK market continues to be led by capital-at-risk annual kickouts,...
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