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Structured Products

57 white papers and resources

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.

The Risks of Volatility ETNs

Exchange traded notes and exchange traded funds come under the spotlight in this white paper. Using the recent crisis with TVIX, a volatility ETN, it reviews an observed market distortion. It discusses the key features of these products, and ultimately, the potential hidden risks.

The EDHEC European ETF Survey 2011

The EDHEC European Exchange Traded Fund Survey 2011 presents the results of a comprehensive survey of 174 institutional investment managers and private wealth managers. In addition to analysing ETF investment, the survey sheds light on the role of ETFs in asset allocation and compares ETFs and…

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.