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India regulator proposes new high-risk asset class
Asia Pacific | Regulations & Legal
18 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

The proposal says long-short equity funds and inverse ETFs may be permitted to be offered as investment strategies under the new product category.

Thailand’s Krungthai debuts long-term structures amid rate cut expectations
Asia Pacific | Products
17 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

The Thai bank has deployed the longest-tenor it has ever used on an interest rate-linked structured note in the domestic market in response to investors' search for yield at the current rates level for longer.

South Korea Market Review, June 2024: cap prot ELBs lead the pack, Samsung gains visibility
Asia Pacific | Market Reviews
16 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

Domestic blue-chip stocks were the preferred underlying assets deployed via principal-protected equity-linked bonds last month. Shinhan Securities continued to lead the overall sales, with nearly 17% of the market share.

SRP Apac 2024 Awards: SocGen capitalises on cross-asset products, bolsters FIC
Asia Pacific | Conferences
15 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

Société Générale (SG) has been recognised as the “Best House, Asia Pacific” for the sixth time, as well as “Best House, Japan” and “Best House, Asian Equities” at the SRP Asia Pacific Awards 2024.

Japanese investors hold back on PRDC as USD/JPY ‘too high’
Asia Pacific | Products
11 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

Investors are hesitant to trade 'power reverse dual-currency notes' tracking the USD/JPY pair due to the high spot level.

SRP Apac 2024 Awards: MSCI – risk control indices gain visibility
Asia Pacific | Conferences
09 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

The global index provider was recognised as the “Best Index Provider” at the SRP Asia Pacific 2024 award ceremony in mid-May for its contribution to the development of custom and risk control indices sold via structured products across Asia, including Thailand and South Korea.

Spotlight on Apac: FX rates gain market share, AUD/USD pair leads the pack
Asia Pacific | Products
05 Jul 2024 by SRP News

In Asia, the Australian dollar against the US dollar topped the league table as the most-used FX rate underlying in Q2. Meanwhile, the issuance of structured deposits tracking the FX rates in China boomed.

Exclusive: SocGen lists US single stock derivative warrants in HK
Asia Pacific | Products
05 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

With the listing on Friday, the French bank's range includes over 20 derivative warrants tracking Magnificent Seven stocks as well as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

HK’s Goldhorse inks deal with OCBC
Asia Pacific | Products
03 Jul 2024 by Jocelyn Yang

Year-to-date, the Hong Kong-based company has seen approximately US$1.5 billion in structured note notional traded on its multi-issuer platform. OCBC became the 16th issuer to quote on the platform.