Goldman launches warrants on UK house prices

Goldman already sells equity-based warrants on the London Stock Exchange, as well as warrants linked to the gold price and oil futures, but this is the first time a dealer has linked the product to house prices.

Goldman will launch eight covered warrants and certificates linked to the Halifax House Price Index. Some will be linked to UK-wide prices, while others will be linked to the price of residential housing in Greater London. Property owners could use the products to hedge the risk of a fall in house prices.

“These new covered warrants and certificates will provide investors with an attractive means of gaining or hedging exposure to the UK and London residential property market,” said Mark Valentine, executive director in charge of UK warrants at Goldman Sachs in London.

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