Asian investors review structured products strategies after losses

Managing the falls

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Upside from the downside: investors are putting in place strategies to protect themselves from equity falls

The South Korean retail structured product market is characterised by a concentration of issuance and sales in capital-at-risk, equity-linked securities (ELS) featuring an autocallable structure in combination with a worst-of-option knock-in barrier. The market was worth an estimated $25 billion in 2010 and this year’s sales have already surpassed 2010 totals, with an estimated $27 billion sold so far.

However the fall in global equity markets, including the Kospi 200 index, following the US

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