Eurozone volatility helps German structurers

Volatility across the eurozone is making autocall products popular in the German market, where structurers can offer attractive returns

High volatility is good news for returns

The retail market in Germany is seeing interest in autocallable products as high equity volatility levels make more attractive returns possible, according to West LB.

The correlation between indexes such as the Dax and the Eurostoxx 50 means that problems in the Pigs countries (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) are affecting other eurozone indexes. “You see the same thing in the Dax as you see in the Eurostoxx 50 and S&P 500,” says Alexander von Cohausen-Schüssler, director of equity markets

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