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Jane Balen, Barclays Capital
From Asset Allocation / Structured products November 1, 2009

Transparency top of investors' wish lists

Clients are still interested in algorithmically constructed indices that enable them to access hard to reach assets, writes Ceri Jones, but they want to know what they are buying

Rasik Ahuja, EFG Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Structured products October 1, 2009

Appetites return but tastes have changed

Investors’ appetite for risk is returning as they look to take advantage of rises in global stock markets, and they are turning to simple structured products as a way to gain exposure, writes Ceri Jones

Marc El Asmar, Société Générale
From Asset Allocation / Structured products September 14, 2009

Simplicity the order of the day

Investors are showing a renewed interest in structured solutions, but are now looking for simpler and more transparent products with shorter maturities than they would have gone for in the past, writes Elliot Smither

Kemal Bagci, DWS

Counterparty risk now firmly on the agenda

Many investors in structured products used to pay little attention to the risk of the underlying issuer, but the collapse of Lehman Brothers has led to an increased focus on counterparty credit quality

Taking control of counterparty risk

Responsible innovation in the structured products market can give more choice to investors, writes Giuseppe di Stani, allowing them to decide on the levels of risk they wish to take on

Effectively managing the unimaginable

Risk management need not mean elaborate and expensive control programmes, explains Carl Hanssens, but it must start with open and honest dialogue between upper and line management

Ted Hood, Source

Private banks embrace ETFs in fund products

Disappointment with the performance of active funds, along with the lower fees charged by passive investments have seen ETFs become a vehicle of choice for many private clients, writes Ceri Jones

Sulaiman Moolla, HSBC Amanah

The journey towards absolute return

As global market volatility reaches extreme levels and most asset classes suffer heavy losses, bankers are engaged in the arduous work of finding Sharia-compliant ways to offer companies and investors some protection, writes Philip Alexander

James Bevan, CCLA
From Asset Allocation / Structured products February 1, 2009

Is it time for a fresh start?

They may have recieved a bad press recently but some believe that structured products have been unfairly lumped in with other failing investment vehicles and that they can still offer solutions to complex problems, writes Nat Mankelow

Emmanuel Naïm
From Asset Allocation / Structured products February 1, 2009

Staying in tune with clients’ requirements

Emmanuel Naïm explains how innovation need not mean complexity, and how a number of simple structured products are designed to cater to clients’ needs, protecting their capital while taking advantage of any recovery in the equity markets

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