Structured products linked to real assets and credit back on the menu in Italy

The Italian structured products market is seeing a pick-up as institutional investors demand exposure to physical assets and credit

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Italian investors get real

The first weeks of 2012 have seen a surge in appetite from Italian institutional investors for exposure to real assets and credit, say market participants.

“Increasingly, institutional investors with long-term liabilities want a way of accessing a solid stream of cashflow for a long period of time (with a maturity of more than 10 years),” says Roberto Pecora, head of global markets for Italy at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) in Milan. “Real assets are a good candidate

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