Italian anti-austerity vote could halt structured products revival, fear providers

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Following the recent Italian general election in which a majority of voters rejected austerity measures, further straining the country's relationship with the rest of the eurozone, the immediate effect on the structured products market is likely to be a halt on new issues, especially of leverage products, according to industry sources.

"A large part of the certificates market is comprised of investment products," says Nicola Francia, head of exchange-traded products for Europe, the Middle East

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