All shook up

Structured Products

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The kaleidoscope has been shaken and the pieces of the structured products market are still in flux. Where those pieces fall, and how the market will look in future, has still to be determined. One thing is certain though: henceforth, investors in structured notes will be much more conscious of the risk of default of the institution issuing the product.

Not so long ago, a potential buyer of a structured note might have looked at the front page of a marketing brochure, seen the words 'principal

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Credit risk & modelling – Special report 2021

This Risk special report provides an insight on the challenges facing banks in measuring and mitigating credit risk in the current environment, and the strategies they are deploying to adapt to a more stringent regulatory approach.

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