Trade of the month: hedging structured products

Designing structured products that are viable, attract reasonable fees for issuers and are attractive investments for the buyer is a constant challenge. Once a product has been priced and hedged, it has to be risk-managed during its lifetime.

Hedging is necessary because the proceeds of an investment net of fees are taken from the investor, and the issuer needs to be ready to pay the return of the structured product according to the product terms. Since this payout can vary widely depending on

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