Demand for commodity-linked structured products ‘almost dead’

Panellists at the Structured Products Asia conference were downbeat over the prospects for commodity-linked structures


The demand for commodity-linked structured products from private banking clients is "almost dead", according to Angel Wu, regional head of products and solutions Asia for ABN Amro Private Banking.

Wu was speaking during a panel discussion at the Structured Products Asia 2012 conference held in Hong Kong today, and said the approach of private banking investors was at odds with the current state of the commodity markets.

"Because a lot of private banking clients are directional investors, they

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