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.
07 Aug 2018 by Tiago Fernandes
Stop lying to yourself: Capital protection is an insurance!
Much has been said about the structured product industry and the self-inflicted wounds we committed in the past
13 Jul 2018 by Tiago Fernandes
Is this the end of Dual Currency Deposits?
When dual currency deposits became extremely popular during the 1990s, it was easy to find them at every single retail branch in Asia, with advertising boards offering a higher yield than traditional deposits
08 Jun 2018 by Tiago Fernandes
Correlation – the new asset class for market-linked products
Common asset allocation strategies typically splits the investment portfolio into different asset classes, based on theory behind, following Harry Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory stating that, because of asset correlations, portfolio risk, or standard deviation, was lower than that calculated by a weighted sum.