Securitised debt has, at best, played a supporting role in Asia over the past decade or so. No sooner did issuers and investors begin to embrace the product than it met an unexpected hurdle that took the wind out of its sails.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Why organisations need better risk management and transparency to adapt to the changing marketplace.
Sophie Barnett, vice-president at Morgan Stanley, looks at the different types of capital protection that investors can achieve through structured products.