Adaptability key to BarCap structured products win

"The key issue has been which firms have been the quickest to respond to what their customers are looking for," he explained.

Customer desire for FX structured products is correlated to market conditions and risk appetite, Kaufmann noted. With fractures in all asset classes, including FX, the most popular products have had clearly defined downside risks and shorter tenors.

The market has shown a preference for simplicity, noted Kevin Rodgers, London-based global head of FX options at Deutsche

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