Structured Products white papers

Found  57 white papers and resources

Below are a collection of structured products white papers which will show current thinking and modelling.

Structured Products are designed to meet the financing requirements of companies beyond the remit of more conventional financial products. Generally offered by the large financial institutions, they are highly complex in nature and will be customised to meet specific risk-return objectives. Common structured products include collateralised bond obligations (CBOs), collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) and syndicated loans.


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Hong Kong moves forward with Islamic bond market

Company: Allen & Overy LLP

In October 2012, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau issued consultation conclusions concerning facilitating the development of an Islamic Bond Market in Hong Kong. This white paper set out some of the key proposals and implications for this development. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 10 December 2012 | Type: White Paper

Project bonds - what is the outlook for infrastructure?

Company: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

The infrastructure finance market transitioning. As the bank market for long-term finance continues to contract, market players are waiting to see how the new models develop. Under contention includes the mix of bond and bank finance, if projects are greenfield developments or debt refinancings. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 23 November 2012 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 1

Can index choice lead to new opportunities in Europe?

Company: Russell Investments

This white paper discusses the current state of European small-cap, mid-cap and SMID-cap indexing. It looks at how tracking errors can be reduced and correlations increased using a different choice of index. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 22 October 2012 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 4

The Risks of Volatility ETNs

Company: EDHEC-Risk Institute

Exchange traded notes and exchange traded funds come under the spotlight in this white paper. Using the recent crisis with TVIX, a volatility ETN, it reviews an observed market distortion. It discusses the key features of these products, and ultimately, the potential hidden risks. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 21 September 2012 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 3

The certainty of uncertainty: When not to jump

Company: Vanguard

Vanguard’s chief investment officer, Jeff Molitor, reflects on what was forecast for 2011 and how these predictions compared to actual global political and financial events, and suggests how investors can learn from the past year. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 30 April 2012 | Type: Article

The EDHEC European ETF Survey 2011

Company: EDHEC-Risk Institute

The EDHEC European Exchange Traded Fund Survey 2011 presents the results of a comprehensive survey of 174 institutional investment managers and private wealth managers. In addition to analysing ETF investment, the survey sheds light on the role of ETFs in asset allocation and compares ETFs and other VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 02 April 2012 | Type: White Paper

Shedding Light on Non-Financial Risks – a European Survey

Company: EDHEC-Risk Institute

This survey analyses the views of European fund industry professionals on non-financial risk and performance in a changing regulatory framework. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Hedge Funds | Published: 02 April 2012 | Type: White Paper

Counterparty risk: are we leveraging our tools?

Company: SAP

While current technologies and techniques allow for more sophisticated and effective approaches to counterparty risk management than those that fell short in 2008, there are still barriers to successful adoption that will require organisational changes. Read this white paper to learn more. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Regulation | Published: 06 March 2012 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 1

What are the Risks of European ETFs?

Company: EDHEC-Risk Institute

In the light of issues raised by financial regulators and international organisations, new research at EDHEC-Risk Institute has addressed the question of the risks of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in Europe. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 17 January 2012 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

RBS launches ground-breaking ETF

Company: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

The Royal Bank of Scotland has introduced the world’s first exchange-traded fund linked solely to commodity trading adviser (CTA) managers. It provides cost-efficient access to a diversified pool of CTA managers and investment styles. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 07 December 2011 | Type: Article

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