Technology, natural resources and banks fuel reverse convertibles rush

Reverse convertibles linked to technology companies

All but three of 17 products filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on March 26 are reverse convertibles, with the majority coming from UBS.

Four of the products that UBS registered with the US regulator are linked to shares in Apple, with the lowest annual coupon paying 5.02% and the highest 9.31%. Downside protection barriers range between 82% and 85%. The Swiss bank's other reverse convertibles are mostly linked to single stocks from the natural resource and energy sectors.


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