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Index roundup: New investable indices for new investment paradigm

Sabina Peycheva & Pablo Conde, 13 March 2018

State Street Corporation has developed and begun licensing a suite of rules-based investment strategies, or investable indices, for institutional investors.

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Belgium: KBC sees significant decline in sales in 2017, Belfius hold its own

Marc Wolterink, 13 March 2018

2017 was a tough year for structured products in Belgium with sales down 30% on the previous year, according to SRP data. The 311 structures that ...

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Advisors and distributors question ad hoc correction of documents, join industry call for Priips review

Pablo Conde, 13 March 2018

The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA), UK's personal investment management and financial advice association, has joined the Investment Association (IA) in calling ...

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  • USA

US regulators to deploy data analytics to prevent unsuitable sales, expand focus beyond structured notes

Pablo Conde, 13 March 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement will retain its focus on protecting retail investors and targeting firms improperly advising or selling unsuitable ...

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  • Belgium

Belgian bank uses Canadian dollar as fuel for shorter investment term

Marc Wolterink, 12 March 2018

Crelan changes its issuance pattern and introduces the first ever Canadian dollar denominated note in Belgium while at the same time putting inflation back in the ...

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SRP 3-minute Q&A: Antoine Porcheret, BNP Paribas

Richard Jory, 12 March 2018

There are many ways to start a career in structured products, and a variety of different views of what are good products. In a series of ...

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  • UK

LSE structured products trading doubles as liquidity and price discovery take centre stage

Pablo Conde, 12 March 2018

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has become a leading listing venue for structured products in Europe. In 2017, 650 structured products were admitted to London Stock ...

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Increasingly complex investment products have put many senior investors at risk of exploitation, Iosco

SRP News, 12 March 2018

The Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco) has published today (March 12) a report analysing the increasing vulnerability of ageing investors to financial ...

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Product wrap: Inflation, currencies and ETFs

Marc Wolterink, 09 March 2018

This week's wrap covers products with strike dates between March 4-10, 2018. Structures reviewed include the first inflation linked product in Belgium since late ...

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Strong outlook for Apac structured products in 2018, Deutsche

Sabina Peycheva, 09 March 2018

The structured products market in Hong Kong is very equity-focused and flow-oriented compared to other retail structured products markets, however, in the last two ...

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That Was The Week: Breathe easier

Richard Jory, 09 March 2018

You're a wooden court room in a small town in Connecticut. Before you in the queue, a woman accused of prostitution, a sweating man about ...

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  • France

Natixis gears up on synthetic debt repackaging via 'green' structured notes

Pablo Conde, 09 March 2018

Following the launch of the OAT 2039 Green Repack, a repackaging of the first green OAT (Treasury notes with annual coupons) issued by Agence France Tresor ...

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Citi's co-head of Americas private client solutions exits

Pablo Conde, 09 March 2018

Nicholas Parcharidis (pictured), Citi's co-head of Americas, private client solutions, alongside JP Connellan, has parted ways with the US bank. Parcharidis has been a ...

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Distributors trade in the listed market to capture the volatility spread and keep more profits in house, Susquehana

Marc Wolterink, 08 March 2018

Volatility, the statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a security or market index, reached its highest level in 2.5-years at the beginning ...

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  • France

Goldman deploys iStoxx play targeted at French risk averse investors

SRP News, 08 March 2018

Goldman Sachs has licensed the newly launched iStoxx Europe Origin Equal Weight Decrement 5% Index to be used as a basis for structured products. The new ...

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