Malaysian investors hunt for hybrids

Garry Frenklah, Royal Bank of Scotland

Hybrid structures are proving popular with investors in Malaysia. The products mix little-correlated asset classes that are cheaper to hedge than conventional products based on a single asset class, and leave more money to spend on the option.

“Malaysia is one of a few countries in Asia where Lehman products were not sold in any significant volume, and where offshore notes could not be done,” says Garry Frenklah, head of South Asia sales for equity derivatives at Royal Bank of Scotland in Singapo

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