US Wrap: Energy companies popular for reverse convertibles

Barclays reverse convertibles lead the latest issuance for the US; there is a trend towards energy companies for these investments, with Chesapeake Energy a regular underlying for such offerings.

Barclays Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Chesapeake Energy are year-long investments that offer 9.5% annual returns. If the 80% barrier is breached and the stock finishes below its initial level, capital will be lost at a rate of 1:1. The product has a riskmap rating of 7.6, in part due to the high

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