6h by Tiago Fernandes & Mladen Karov
The future is smart for FIAs
There is little doubt that fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) provide a risk-return function that investors want – they limit losses and have the ability to shape potential returns. But since interest rates have decreased, indexed annuities linked to risk control indices have become increasingly popular.
07 Aug 2019 by Tiago Fernandes
The new golden child of Chinese structured products
Structured deposits in China have always involved a delicate balancing act between offering low risk and beating deposit interest rates.
03 Jun 2019 by Tiago Fernandes & Nikolay Nikolov
Decrement Indices: does complexity pay out?
Ingenuity is probably one of the most distinctive qualities of the structured product industry.
23 Apr 2019 by Tiago Fernandes
If it looks like a structured product, behaves like a structured product and sounds like a structured product, then it probably is one
27 Feb 2019 by Tiago Fernandes
Surfing the US yield curve looking for income
An inverted US Treasury yield curve is widely thought to signal risks for the financial market as long-term debt products display a lower yield prospect than short-term structures with the same credit quality.
08 Jan 2019 by Tiago Fernandes
Bad Year for S&P500, structured product industry kicks-in with protection
Equity markets were down last year, and suffered the worst downward run in five years.
06 Dec 2018 by Tiago Fernandes
South Africa - It’s all about preserving your capital
When I first started to become familiar with the South African market, one of my first questions was why so much investment in foreign currencies.
25 Oct 2018 by Tiago Fernandes
Prop Indices – the next bargain or a flop?
When hard times befall structures, there is always a smart trader that finds a way to adapt and come up with a new solution within structured products.
26 Sep 2018 by Tiago Fernandes
Is it August 2015 all over again?
For those who work in structured products and derivatives in 2015, August 3 was not a good day.