Best in Taiwan: Barclays

Samson Yip

Creating an index that attracts the interest of around 10,000 new customers sounds like a flashback to the more bountiful days of structured products. The Marathon index was created by Barclays, working alongside Shin Kong Life in Taiwan, and is based on a strategy aimed squarely at squeezing out yield in a low-interest-rate world.

A collaboration between the bank and the insurance company was enough to spark the creation of the underlying reference index of a segregated managed account, which

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