Exchange-traded funds that give exposure to corporate bond indexes could face competition from total return swaps on the indexes, say market participants
Deutsche Bank joins the trend for ETFs backed by real assets
Using non-financial corporate bonds instead of bank bonds to underpin structured products could encourage more investors to consider them, as it would help diversify the counterparty risk within a portfolio,...
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Investors in Greece appear calmer than in May and June, when fears of currency redenomination saw structured product sales surge
The supervision of structured products has improved in recent years, but investors aren’t aware of many of the changes, say conference speakers
New listings of structured products on Scoach in Switzerland are at their highest since January
Jonathan Boos has been made redundant from UBS in the US, while Pascal Prinz leads the casualties who have been cut from credit structuring in London
Structured products more amenable to standardisation, hears audience at independent financial adviser conference
Fears that focus on product governance post-RDR will be seen as an endorsement by the UK regulator
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.