Structured product providers in Asia look to professional investors as regulations bite

A tighter leash

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Recovery from the financial crisis and the damage caused by the Lehman Brothers minibonds sold to retail investors has been a country-by-country affair in Asia, as national regulatory bodies have each gone their own way in terms of laying down new rules for retail structured products. One common factor, however, has been the adoption of a more stringent approach, in line with the increased scrutiny from regulators in Europe and the US. The effects of successive new regulations since the Lehman

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