US wrap: Struggling real estate sector provides unusual choice of underlying

As volumes see a slow recovery after the summer, issuers are diversifying the underlyings and Barclays focuses on real estate.

Issuance numbers have been up and down this week – the latest offering consists of just two products, both principal-protected notes on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The two products are very similar, although neither product type nor underlying are that common in the market.

Principal protection is a popular feature for the still cautious US investor, but the low interest rates mean issuers struggle to offer them with attractive returns.

The two products offer 100% of any upside in the

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