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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.

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

Hybrids: Diversifying by unifying

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Volatility is emerging as the norm for markets as analysts debate the interdependence of emerging markets and developed economies. Investors and risk managers who can gauge correlation between multiple asset classes correctly and unify them through hybrid products will find they are best prepared... view abstract

Category: Structured Products | Published: 18 November 2011 | Type: Article

Potential impact of Solvency II on equity derivatives markets

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Solvency II is a major regulatory theme for financial markets through 2011 and beyond. It will not only have an impact on insurance companies, but may also have wider repercussions across financial markets. This article provides a summary of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s latest report focusing on... view abstract

Category: Equity Derivatives | Published: 03 October 2011 | Type: Article

Rating: + 4

Solvency II – Capitalising on market distortions

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

European insurers – one of the largest groups of investors in the global financial markets – will operate under a single regulatory framework for the first time when Solvency II comes into force in 2013. This could trigger large re-allocations among their €7 trillion ($10 trillion) of assets, in turn... view abstract

Category: Solvency II | Published: 06 September 2011 | Type: Article

The Inflation Vortex: Growth versus inflation – what path lies ahead?

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

A period of uncertainty has followed the global financial crisis, with forecasters differing in their predictions of how inflation will respond. The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Inflation Vortex is one tool that has been deployed to better understand the different inflation scenarios.

Category: Inflation Derivatives | Published: 03 May 2011 | Type: Article

Basel III and IFRS 9: A tightening of the regulations

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

During the second half of 2010, both the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) provided further clarification and quantification of the required global standards for capital, liquidity and for the accounting of financial instruments... view abstract

Category: Basel III | Published: 01 April 2011 | Type: Article

Rating: + 12

Liquidity – a new asset class? New opportunities for insurance and pension funds

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Philip Turner, RBS Global Banking & Markets’ (GBM) head of strategic product marketing, provides an insight into how the liquidity crisis has created significant opportunities for insurers and pension funds to monetise the liquidity premium associated with their asset and liability mismatch, while... view abstract

Category: Liquidity Risk | Published: 03 February 2011 | Type: Article

Rating: + 1

Yield enhancement on Asian equity indexes through call overwriting

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Call overwriting (selling calls against stocks one holds) can both increase returns and lower risk, and is a common investment strategy in the US, Europe and Australia. RBS provides evidence why investors should also seriously consider covered call strategies on Asian equity indexes.

Category: Equity Derivatives | Published: 29 January 2011 | Type: Article

Using options to improve portfolio risk/returns

Company:Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

How can investors use options to improve the overall risk/return of a portfolio? Knowing that implied volatility has empirically exceeded realised levels, how do they choose between various yield-enhancement and risk-reduction strategies? Our analysis shows that systematic call overwriting is ideally... view abstract

Category: Equity Derivatives | Published: 13 October 2010 | 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.

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

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