Contracts for difference continue to nip at the heels of the leveraged structured products market in Germany, helped in part by having escaped the attention of regulators. But given their risky reputation...
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Insurers are exploring ETFs as a way of circumventing sector limits and increasing diversification. So far, the greatest demand is for equity exposure, but fixed-income ETFs are also starting to feature on insurers’ wish-lists. Justin Lee reports
Some distributors say a combination of poor products, deficient adviser education and high commission fees in the United Arab Emirates could spell trouble for the structured products market. Are their fears justified? Vita Millers reports
Structured products in the US can fall under the jurisdiction of the SEC, state regulators and Finra. Representatives from each were speakers at this year’s Structured Products Americas conference. Richard Jory reports
UK measures giving people more control over their pensions and the EU's exclusion of pensions from its Priips regulation both hint at a less restrictive attitude. But can structured product providers take advantage? Vita Millers reports
The evolution of the European ETF market has lagged behind its US counterpart as retail investors have been slow to follow institutional investors into the asset class. But shifting market dynamics mean index providers are now jostling to take advantage,...
Insurers have borrowed liberally from banks’ playbooks, with the result that the biggest-selling insurance products of the past few years are almost indistinguishable from structured notes and certificates of deposit. By Yakob Peterseil
Source adds Senior and Mautone; Berenberg creates key client team under Skoura; Cheetham, Mayer and Tedder join Schroders; Kiddie for BNP Paribas Investment Partners; McCombe to BlackRock Alternative Investors; BNY Mellon takes Cox
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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