Structured products demand in Taiwan hit by low volatility

Insurers in Taiwan shun structured products amid low volatility and low interest rates, causing a drop in volumes of long-dated structured issuance


Stubbornly low volatility levels combined with interest rates at multi-year lows have caused a decline in the use of structured instruments by Taiwanese insurers, according to market participants.

The European Central Bank announced a negative rates policy on June 5 when it cut the interest rate on the deposit facility to –0.10% from 0% for commercial banks parking cash at the ECB. In the US, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signalled in May that the US central bank was in no rush to raise the

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