Water everywhere as shortages bite

Water is becoming an increasingly popular underlying for structured products, although the ability to capture exposure poses an issue. "Water is an invaluable commodity and everyone can see a global water shortage is staring us in the face," says Mark Mathias, chief executive of Dawnay Day Quantum (DDQ). "There isn't much in the way of traded water that you can get direct exposure to, so the best opportunity is through water companies."

DDQ has launched its six-year Global Water Portfolio, offer

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