Barclays offers volatility adjusted emerging markets exposure

Barclays Wealth has launched a new structured product offering protected exposure to emerging markets while adjusting for volatility. The five-year product is linked to the performance of the exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

The ETF, which is managed by Barclays Global Investors, incorporates 45% exposure to the Brazilian, Chinese, Russian and Indian economies. It also includes exposure to the South Korean, Taiwanese and South African markets. The pay-off works by moving the investor’s participation rates in inverse relation to the volatility of the fund, so that exposure is low when the volatility of the fund is high.

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