Royal Bank of Canada is the sole issuer for the second day running and it has chosen energy companies as the focus for its reverse convertibles. Green energy in particular has been a big growth industry globally in the first quarter.
The Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Chesapeake Energy Corp, a natural gas company, are six-month investments offering 11.5% annual returns. There is an 80% protection barrier, after which capital is lost at the rate of 1:1. The low volatility of both product and