Structured Products white papers

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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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Multi-period portfolio optimisation for structured investment strategies

Company: Capitects

Finding the optimal portfolio is the ultimate goal of each investor, and the most recent developments in portfolio modelling have shown that the fundamentals of this task need to be revised. The innovative approach presented here allows comparing strategic optimal portfolios and operational asset VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 03 March 2011 | Type: Article

Award-winning service keeps FWU Group at top of takaful

Company: FWU

FWU AG was founded in 1989 by international entrepreneur Dr Manfred Dirrheimer, and accounts for more than 160 qualified professionals encompassing 26 different nationalities and speaking 40 different languages. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 03 March 2011 | Type: Article

In search of strong growth — BRIC: Optimised risk/return profile

Company: UniCredit

When the acronym BRIC cropped up in the media in 2001, few investors showed any interest. Since then, it has become synonymous with high-return opportunities. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 10 February 2011 | Type: Article

Commerzbank China Volatility Target Fund

Company: Commerzbank

An innovative partnership brings investors access to the alpha-generating capabilities of China Asset Management, the country’s leading domestic asset manager, while utilising sophisticated risk management techniques from Commerzbank. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 10 February 2011 | Type: Article

Next-generation investors — How retail clients will invest in 2020

Company: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

With the growing popularity of the different classes of high-tech, on-the-go electronic gadgets, it is predicted that the pattern of gathering investment product information and reaching investment decisions by next-generation retail investors will undergo a major paradigm shift. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 08 October 2010 | Type: Article

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Controlling volatility to reduce uncertainty

Company: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

The past two years have seen a reduction in risk appetite from investors, with clients reverting to less complex payoffs. However, while payoff variety has contracted, creation of new underlying indexes has proliferated. Most notably, a new breed of transparent rule-based indexes, known as ‘dynamic VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 06 September 2010 | Type: Article

The rise of multi-currency options

Company: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Adrian Campbell-Smith (RBS Currency Options Trading) and Ben Hamdani (RBS Currency Structuring) examine the realm of multi-currency options and explain some of the reasons behind their increasing popularity. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Currency Derivatives | Published: 03 August 2010 | Type: Article

Valuation and transparency – Facing the challenges of risk and transparency

Company: Fincad

Why organisations need better risk management and transparency to adapt to the changing marketplace. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 09 July 2010 | Type: Article

Capital protection in structured products – what are the choices?

Company: Morgan Stanley

Sophie Barnett, vice-president at Morgan Stanley, looks at the different types of capital protection that investors can achieve through structured products. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 28 April 2010 | Type: Article

Rise of the clone

Company: Citi

Focus on replication strategies has increased significantly over the course of 2009. In this article, Citi explains the practical applications of the Hybrid Absolute Return Portfolio index and how investors can benefit from using this investment strategy. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 05 November 2009 | Type: Article

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