Banks tout new structures amid Korean autocall resurgence

Modified structured products still popular as banks learn lessons of China crash

Two years on from China's Black Monday stock market crash in September 2015, which caused millions of dollars of hedging losses in dealers’ Korean structured products books, autocallables are experiencing a resurgence.

Banks say they have learned the lessons of the downturn. The products now come with more diversified underlyings to mimimise hedge overcrowding, as well as additional barriers that allow them to knock out during periods when markets are falling.

“The changes focus on tweaking s

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