US Wrap: Funds the focus for US market

Barclays focuses on funds and real estate for its US issuance

Funds are growing in popularity on a global basis and the dominance of funds in this issuance shows the US is no exception. In an all accelerated growth product issuance, funds have replaced straightforward access to indexes.

The Russell 2000 Index Fund has been used for two Barclays products. The one-and-a-half year SuperTrack Notes linked to iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund offer 200% participation in the fund with a cap at 17.7%–20.25%. There is no downside protection offered, meaning any decr

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