Banks eye structured products linked to emerging markets volatility

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Banks are investigating how to create structured products linked to the volatility of emerging markets.

"We are pretty confident that in 2013 we will have a product linked to Brazilian and global emerging volatility," says Nicolas Marque, Paris-based global head of structured equity at BNP Paribas. Marque says the bank would get exposure to emerging markets volatility through options, whether listed or over the counter, and then be able to offer it to clients.

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