Back to Basics ­ Fund-linked notes

We take you back to the credit basics to review everything you thought you already knew but were too afraid to ask... Peter Green and Jeremy Jennings-Mares look at fund-linked securities

Fund-linked notes, which combine traditional financial products with derivatives, belong with the growing breed of innovative structured products aimed at tailoring risks and returns to investors' specific needs while offering full or partial capital protection.

Why are fund-linked notes in demand?

Investing directly in funds often requires a significant outlay of capital and it can be difficult to hedge against the risk of a fall in the value of the fund. Fund-linked notes allow an investor to

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