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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Success requires a special business emphasis. Just having the best idea is not enough; it needs to be adapted and enhanced to suit local conditions and regulations. Just having global reach is not enough; the quality of on-the-ground relationships is key to gaining the competitive edge. A network is no longer just about distribution and execution, but an ecosystem of relationships to foster growth by connecting ideas, capabilities and capital. These are the dynamics that will drive the future of your business. Meet your global financial and banking needs with the help of HSBC's corporate and institutional finance experts.

HSBC Global Banking and Markets provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. With Global Banking and Markets, draw on our wide geographic reach and deep local knowledge to achieve business success. We have diversity of talent, capabilities and capital to draw upon, and also the connectivity to bring what matters to you in ways that meet your business needs. Our teams of relationship managers and product specialists will build a comprehensive understanding of your financial requirements, taking a long-term relationship view. Take advantage of our capabilities through our client-centric business lines.

RBS launches ground-breaking ETF

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.

Hybrids: Diversifying by unifying

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…

Solvency II – Capitalising on market distortions

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…

Using options to improve portfolio risk/returns

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…