Merrill Lynch has launched two Africa Lions Index certificates, linked to stocks with exposure to more than 15 African countries, allowing investors to choose from an open-ended tracker certificate and a five-year 90% protected certificate. The certificates...
BNP Paribas has launched a new commodity index designed to give investors exposure beyond short-term futures contracts. The Commodity Market Representative Index (CMRI) incorporates different maturity futures contracts for a basket of twenty-five different...
While conventional markets have been battered by the subprime crisis, weather market players have enjoyed high returns. Investing in weather derivatives provides insulation from volatile, chaos-prone and unpredictable human decision-making processes,...