Europe

Trade of the month: Secondary trading

The secondary trading of structured products in the UK is limited by low liquidity, which is partly due to bid-offer spreads that are wide enough to deter investors. While most providers of retail structured products in the UK publish prices throughout…

The transparency tide

The issue of counterparty risk and how best to convey it to retail investors dominated the agenda at the Structured Products Europe conference. Delegates explored ways of identifying and mitigating risk, while the rise in structured funds and regulation…

Exchanging places?

Assets under management in European-domiciled mutual funds have plunged more than EUR60 billion this year, while exchange-traded funds have seen healthy capital inflows of over EUR20 billion. With the pattern repeated in the US as traditional asset…

Lost in translation

Many credit market participants agree that a single European financial services market would be good for all concerned. But there is widespread doubt over whether the EU is the right architect for the project. Oliver Holtaway reports

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