RBS tests water in Asia with themed structures amid industry scepticism

UK bank revisits pre-crisis product range with introduction of new themed structures

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has started promoting a new series of theme-based structured investment products, which were popular pre-crisis, to Asian investors. The move is drawing some scepticism from other structured product manufacturers in Hong Kong, but bankers at RBS believe demand could be returning.

The bank’s new foray, the Gotham Enhanced Value Index, is based on a family of indexes RBS put together with investor Joel Greenblatt, managing partner of US value-play hedge fund Gotham

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