The need for better returns in a low-yield market environment is encouraging Asian investors to take a closer look at alternative investment strategies and the use of volatility as a hedging tool, with banks launching more enhanced, dynamic strategies...
S&P Indices launches equally weighted proxies that measure the quality of US and European banks in conjunction with Isda, the trade body for the global OTC derivatives industry
New rules on liquidity provider quotation thresholds see spreads widen and equity-linked warrants turnover plummet by more than 90%, leading investors to look offshore
Extracting value from high-net-worth investors became a priority for Belgian banks in response to the Financial Services and Markets Authority's moratorium, but as mounting regulatory pressure spooks investors, private banks are bringing their structured...
UBS has filed two reverse convertibles linked to the stock of Apple, while JP Morgan picks Netflix as a technology underlying
Dow Jones Indexes has increased the number of components in the Russia GDR Index to 17 for use in the Lyxor ETF Russia exchange-traded fund
The European umbrella structured products trade association has reported that structured product volumes on stock exchanges in Europe fell 26% in the final quarter of 2011
Macquarie is extending its existing commodity sales and trading platform with the launch of a commodity investor products business, which will be led by ex-Goldman Sachs global head of commodities
The UK Financial Services Authority has issued another massive document containing its thoughts on structured products and, notably, stating that its concerns about structured deposits are no longer critical
The index providers have joined forces to launch an independent global trade body, the Index Industry Association
With continued tension in the Middle East putting upward pressure on oil prices, commodity exchange-traded products have seen strong inflows so far in 2012, led by energy and precious metals
Absa Capital has launched five exchange-traded notes, providing investors with exposure to precious metals and currencies.
Two of the latest structured products Wells Fargo has registered in the US public market are based on multiple underlyings, making a play on correlation. The supply registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on March 8 includes 88 new products
Lyxor has launched a new range of commodity exchange-traded funds on the London Stock Exchange, offering investors broadly diversified commodity exposure through a combination of four strategies
A mass of new structured products registered in the US public market are dominated by HSBC and UBS, though Goldman Sachs stands out in terms of tenor with its five-year capital-protected note
State Street's US and Emerging Markets Dividend Aristocrats ETFs have garnered strong inflows. Now the ETF provider has extended its range to provide UK and Europe dividend exposure
Chan and Bakshi in for Lee at Deutsche
Surge in emerging markets ETF investments in January, as ETF providers lean towards Latin American products
Emerging markets equity ETFs took a big hit in 2011. But since the start of the new year there has been a surge of investor interest in these products. And State Street and iShares are both favouring Latin America
Seeking performance while at the same time increasingly needing to control risk makes smart beta thematic index approaches such as low volatility, minimum variance and risk-weighted strategies increasingly appealing to institutional investors allocating...
The Navesis-ETF platform will allow institutional traders, sell-side banks and market-makers to carry out intra-day and auction trading of exchange-traded funds