Commerzbank Twin Win notes fall victim to low barrier

Commerzbank offered investors a Twin-Win product in 2007 based on the S&P/MIB Index, which matured in February this year. Breaching the 60% barrier meant those buying lost more than half of their investment. Eve Berlinska analyses the deal

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In April 2007, Structured Products reviewed Commerzbank's Twin-Win notes linked to the S&P MIB Index. The capital-at-risk product featured a five-year, dual-directional payout for Italian retail investors, the German issuer's first such product for that market. The product had a soft protection barrier of 60% and terminated on February 20, 2012. Investors were not eligible for an income stream and received a single payment at maturity depending on the performance of the underlying. The product

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