Trade of the month: Cliquets in the US CD market

Trade of the month: Cliquets in the US CD market

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Market-linked certificates of deposit (CDs) have become a key part of the US structured product market, particularly since the fall of Lehman Brothers. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation protection means each investor is protected for $250,000 per issuer. This protection was originally designed to cover conventional deposits but, if they are structured correctly, market-linked CDs can attract the same protection. The main requirement is that they must be principal protected.

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