Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (Tips)

Balancing correlation

Credit Suisse is offering US investors a 5.5-year structured product that is based on a basket that is balanced by the inclusion of the iShares Barclays Tips Bond Fund ETF. As well as proving to have low volatility, the fund is not correlated to the…

Losing the asset swap lifeline?

A price difference between inflation-linked and nominal bonds last year created a huge opportunity for real-money investors to benefit through asset swaps. Now the opportunity has diminished, how important are asset swap investors in providing inflation…

The road to high yield

The low-risk arbitrage opportunities found in the institutional structured products market this year may not be so common in 2010. Instead, more stable financial markets are expected to herald the return of product lines that can deliver extra yield

The asset swap lifeline

The financial crisis created a major dislocation between inflation-linked and nominal government bonds, resulting in a huge opportunity for investors to benefit through asset swaps. How did banks and their clients respond to this? By Peter Madigan

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