18 Jun 2020 by John Lau
The structures that work best in times of market turmoil
At the time of writing in April 2020, we have witnessed one of the most volatile periods in the financial markets since the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC).
30 Apr 2020 by Eric Barthe
Hedging structured products during the corona crisis: where did it go wrong?
Sharp declines in value across asset classes triggered by the Covid-19-related turmoil have had an impact on structured products. As financial engineering expert Eric Barthe discusses, widespread sell-offs in most markets, spikes in volatility and the very real prospect of losses faced by product issuers have all contributed to the ongoing turbulence.
24 Mar 2020 by Eric Barthe
Impact of the recent market correction on structured products: an analysis
The current market turmoil and increased uncertainty are impacting how structured products are behaving, as financial engineering expert Eric Barthe explains.
09 Mar 2020 by Nikolay Nikolov
Growing the French retail market for structured products
French distributors are betting on the open architecture approach and the capital protection profile of structured products to continue growing the retail market. SRP looks at the benefits of open architecture and profit-motivated retraction, which has long been part of the distribution of structured products in France.
07 Jan 2020 by Tiago Fernandes
Leveraging indices for US structured products
US investors have a long history of using US equity indices as a vehicle to access equity exposure.
07 Nov 2019 by Tiago Fernandes
White Paper: The power of structured products correlation in a passive portfolio
When it comes to investing, most people who want to make money avoid taking too much risk. In response to this, economist Harry Markowitz developed the modern portfolio theory (MPT).
05 Nov 2019 by James Chu
Worst of strategies: the other side of the correlation coin
Many investment professionals are confused when they first encounter worst of (WO) structured product strategies.
23 Oct 2019 by Zak de Mariveles
Structured products can help in uncertain times
Ten years on since the financial crisis, the chairman of the UK Structured Products Association (UK SPA) Zak de Mariveles (pictured) looks at the lessons learned, how investor behaviour has changed, and how the structured products market in particular has evolved, and can offer compelling solutions in today's uncertain markets.
15 Oct 2019 by Talal Dehbi
Forget stock picking, or the factor investing hype, structured product selection is what you need
Many investors, including large asset managers and institutional ones spend a good deal of intellectual and research effort looking for great and mispriced stocks. While this investing style might have been successful in past decades, it has performed very poorly recently, and even fashionable spins of it, namely factor investing, are performing poorly and dangerously overcrowded.