Belgian trade body reports high level of secondary market activity in 2017

Marc Wolterink, 01 March 2018

The Belgian Structured Investment Products Association (Belsipa) has reported primary market sales of structured products reached €1.4bn in the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 33% compared to Q3 2017 while being largely stable compared to the same period in 2016 (-1%). The turnover on the secondary market accounted for €1bn, up 16% from the previous quarter and up 8% compared with year end quarter 2016. The total amount invested in structured products at the end of 2017 stood at €32.3bn, a 1% decrease quarter-on-quarter and a 4% decrease year-on-year, according to the trade body.

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