US retail investors return to reverse convertibles

Reverse convertibles appear to be rapidly regaining their dominance in the US as the structure returns to favour with retail investors.

Almost 200 notes were priced in October, of which 130 were reverse convertibles, according to figures from Future Value Consultants. The remainder were accelerated growth products, most of which were based on domestic equity. The twists to this theme include exposure to the Russell 2000 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P MidCap 400 alongside the usu

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