Merrill raises the Mast for cross asset class exposure

The index is offered in two forms, a basic non-leveraged and a two times leveraged version where allocations are determined by targeting twice the risk of Mast 1 with the return in line with that multiple, minus the costs of leverage.

Risks to Mast 1 and 2 include no capital protection and an exposure to the issuer’s credit risk. Mast 2 also includes the risk of borrowing, and the certificates may be terminated early if the index falls by 50% from its initial level. The strategies are calcula

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