Commodity structured products issuance fails to pick up, Barclays Capital

ETPs in particular have been the losers, says BarCap, with assets under management (AUM) increasing by only US$9 billion, two thirds of which were new inflows, compared to a $17.5 billion increase in the first quarter of 2009.

While cumulative issuance of structured products has increased to $50 billion, issuance in the second quarter is a 'relatively meagre' at $1.2 billion. Commodity indexes, by contrast, have been the winners, increasing quarter on quarter by $23 billion, of which $10 billion

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