The turnover of listed structured products on exchanges in Europe in the first quarter of 2013 has fallen against the same period for last year, although commentators are buoyed by a market that started to show strong signs of improvement towards the...
A new structured investment boutique has launched, initially in the UK, with the aim of shaking up structuring and pricing in the sector to attract retail investors.
Structured notes are likely to surpass certificates of deposit (CDs) this year, according to a December 2012 survey by US structured products distributor Incapital.
With derivatives so far immune to the French Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), which came into force in August, banks and providers are seeing the resulting benefits to sales of swap-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and structured products.
A change in the requirement for the final terms of a prospectus could restrict innovation in structured products, say market participants.
An increasingly savvy investor base in Asia is paving the way towards a more customised and managed approach to structured products aimed at private banking investors.
As Europe's structured products professionals await the publication of the final version of the European Commission's Packaged Retail Investment Products regulation, the debate about what it should and should not include still rages
Comet, Barclays wealth management platform for pricing, trading and executing structured investments has been launched into the UK market.
Centurion Fund Managers, the asset manager domiciled in the Cayman Islands and specialising in longevity alternative investments, has launched a structured note linked to the performance of a Global Population Index (GPI).
MSCI has launched a group of risk control indices to target specific levels of risk in seven regions.
Yield-enhancement strategies that can tackle the challenge of low interest rates and provide downside protection are gaining popularity among institutional and professional investors in Asia.
New York-based Numerix took top spot in the Structured Products Technology Rankings 2012 report, followed by names such as Misys, Bloomberg, Fincad and Murex.
Susan Chan and Neha Bakshi are replacing Chris Lee, Deutsche Bank's Hong Kong-based head of structured products for Asia.
Australian investment bank Macquarie Group is conducting a review of its European structured products and exotics business as a result of unfavourable market conditions, and may decide to shut it down.
The Finnish Structured Products Association has recently reported a 273% year-on-year increase in volumes for credit-linked structured products in Finland, while commodity-linked products saw a 277.72% surge year-on-year.
Zurich-based EFG Financial Products Group has opened a London branch office of its subsidiary EFG Financial Products (Europe) GmbH, intended to support the distribution of its structured products.
Gilliat Financial Solutions has launched its Growth Multiplier – September 2011, which is the first structured product publicly offered to the UK market with Credit Suisse as the counterparty.
The UK Structured Products Association is to join the Joint Associations Committee, and in doing so sign up to JAC principles.