Swiss exchange launches collateral option to bolster market

"After the Lehman case, there was a lot of confusion and insecurity among investors, when they realised that there was issuer risk in the product, so issuers could not keep up the turnover that they had previously," says Matthias Müller, a Zürich-based senior business analyst with Scoach. "So the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) contacted us and we discussed finding a solution to minimise exposure to the credit risk of the issuer."

Despite Switzerland's position as the largest and one

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