Increased hedging costs in rates and credit has led some investors towards FX structured products, but some remain concerned that correlation may not hold up
Former managing director of Incapital Europe, James Chu, has joined bespoke financial service provider Reyker Securities to head its latest structured product distribution initiative
The massive drop in deposits held in domestic banks in Greece is partly attributable to transfers of savings into overseas accounts or securities to mitigate fears of a Greek eurozone exit and a return to the drachma
Institutional investors in Europe favour fixed-income and alternative assets as they continue de-risking their portfolios, with a focus on cost-effective market exposure and downside protection
Macquarie is extending its existing commodity sales and trading platform with the launch of a commodity investor products business, which will be led by ex-Goldman Sachs global head of commodities
Absa Capital has launched five exchange-traded notes, providing investors with exposure to precious metals and currencies.
Continued uncertainty about inflation and deepening concerns over sovereign default risks in Europe are making the commodities increasingly attractive as hedging tools
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has launched a new index which measures risks not normally visible in public markets by incorporating assets trading in the over-the-counter market.
The European Union has published its consultation document on the legislative steps for the Packaged Retail Investment Products (Prips) initiative. The document contains few surprises and is available for final comments until January 31, 2011.
Citi indexes offers low-cost forex exposure
Ohmän investment bank in Sweden has recruited eight members of the 12-person structured products team from Swedbank in Sweden.
Macquarie hires three senior executives to boost its private wealth operation in Asia
An unfavourable pricing environment and investor caution is resulting in a series of familiar structures in the UK market. A few variations in underlying are evident but all come back to income
BNP Paribas is offering market-linked certificates of deposit to US retail investors for the first time through subsidiary Bank of the West
Deutsche Bank has hired Chris Lee as head of structured products for Asia, just a few months after he left a similar position at UBS
NEW YORK & CHICAGO – Dow Jones Indexes and CME Group have created a foreign exchange index that represents the value of the US dollar against six major world currencies, creating a tool for investors wanting to hedge themselves against changes in the...
The global retail structured products market made a strong comeback at the end of last year, is poised to return to previous levels and might even grow in the near future, according to research by Greenwich Associates.
Regulator eases controls as dealers improve risk systems
Dealers exit as hedging costs surge
Bank of America ML makes key hire in FX structuring