New entrants and bigger issuance boost US structured products market

The US structured products market is undergoing expansion as new issuers enter the market and established players ramp up their issuance programmes.


Although the US market is still suffering from after effects of the financial crisis -  notably low interest rates and shaky investor confidence - now is a good time to build a business, says Michael Nelskyla, managing director, investor products at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Stamford, Connecticut. “We believe that the RIA [registered investment adviser] and advisory business in the US is growing, and we’re seeing increasing competition and innovation in the market,” he says.


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