Structured Products Europe: Is volatility too complex for retail?

Volatility was at the heart of the conversation at the Structured Products Europe conference in Frankfurt on November 21. Though whether volatility-based structured products will ever be sold in large volumes to retail investors in Europe continues to be a moot point. Richard Jory reports

Frankfurt, Germany

The sale of volatility-based structured products to retail investors in Europe is a slow burning affair. Obstacles to the sale of what can be a complex underlying to a retail audience include the views of regulators, with France's Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) already making clear its concerns, according to Dang Co-Minh, chief executive of La Banque Postale Structured Asset Management, speaking at the Structured Products Europe conference in Frankfurt on November 21.

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