BNP Paribas has launched an annual kickout structured product that offers a 7% coupon on early termination as well as an innovative barrier mechanism. The Athena Gap is a five-year product based on the...
JP Morgan is offering US investors a six-month reverse convertible with an autocall based on the worst performance of two underlyings, the Russell 2000 and the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF. A high income...
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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Credit Suisse is offering a six-year, knock-in structured product with a low, 30% barrier. The unfettered upside and a likely minimum 18% return are balanced by the risk to capital
Walker Crisps is offering UK investors a play on the commodity market, which is a more sophisticated underlying than the usual FTSE 100 index. Partial capital protection comes along with a 110% participation in an unlimited upside
BBVA reopened the five-year senior unsecured market for Spanish banks in April, but post-deal spread widening shows the sector remains a challenging sell to investors
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.