• Home
  • Structured Products
European investors make switch to smart beta

European investors make switch to smart beta

In the first half of 2016, investors in Europe have poured in $5.7bn (€5.1bn) into smart beta funds as market capitalisation index trackers saw outflows over the period, according to Morningstar data analysed by ETF provider WisdomTree Europe. Brexit could be one of the reasons for the switch.

Published : 10, Aug 2016
Guaranteed products gain in volatile markets, says Beechwood

Guaranteed products gain in volatile markets,...

Beechwood Bermuda, a provider of capital guaranteed investment plans for the international market, said current market volatility has put it on course for record monthly sales.

Published : 30, Jun 2016
Australian adviser sues former employer for $1.5m bad advice

Australian adviser sues former employer for $1.5m...

An Australian financial planner is suing his former employer Westpac Institutional Bank for A$800,000 ($591,704, £444,479) on the grounds that his colleagues gave him bad advice about investing in structured financial products.

Published : 28, Jun 2016
Costs seen as top reason for ETF use, but income attractive

Costs seen as top reason for ETF use, but income...

British professional investors are increasingly drawn in by the cost efficiency, liquidity and income earning potential of ETFs and ETPs, a study commissioned by Source UK Services found.

Published : 31, May 2016
Eastspring teams up with Vontobel to offer funds in Taiwan

Eastspring teams up with Vontobel to offer funds...

Eastspring Investments has announced a distribution agreement with Vontobel to offer funds in Taiwan, giving the asset manager access to retail investors in the key financial hotspot.

Published : 26, May 2016
MCB launches Mauritius-based India sovereign bond ETF

MCB launches Mauritius-based India sovereign bond...

MCB Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of the MCB Group in Mauritius, and ZyFin have launched an exchange traded fund which will provide international investors with access to the Indian sovereign bond market.

Amundi AM debuts ETF in Hong Kong

Amundi AM debuts ETF in Hong Kong

Amundi Asset Management's first ETF launch in Asia tracks the biggest Hong Kong-listed companies and has a non-China focus.

Published : 13, Apr 2016
Fears of rising depositary fees follow Ucits V introduction

Fears of rising depositary fees follow Ucits V...

The introduction of a new law governing Ucits could lead to an increase in fees charged by depositary banks responsible for holding the funds, industry experts have warned.

Published : 22, Mar 2016
2015 proves a strong year for structured products

2015 proves a strong year for structured products...

Of the 424 structured products that matured in 2015, only one failed to return capital to investors, a new report shows.

Published : 10, Feb 2016
BlackRock launches first Israeli Ucits ETF

BlackRock launches first Israeli Ucits ETF

BlackRock has launched an exchange traded fund for European investors to invest directly in the national Israeli index. It is the first fund to offer direct exposure to the underlying constituents of this index.

Published : 20, Jan 2016
Cayman copies US tax haven’s limited liability law

Cayman copies US tax haven’s limited liability...

Cayman Islands has introduced limited liability company (LLC) legislation that combines the key features of a company and a partnership, intended to increase the structuring options for US investment funds.

Published : 19, Jan 2016
Industry leaders join Hilbert’s structured products panel

Industry leaders join Hilbert’s structured products...

Specialist structured products firm Hilbert Investment Solutions has attracted two top industry figures to its newly established advisory board of “industry leaders”.

Published : 13, Jan 2016
Investec launches two FTSE 100-linked structured products

Investec launches two FTSE 100-linked structured...

Investec has launched two new structured products tied to the future performance of the UK’s main FTSE 100 index.

Published : 22, Dec 2015
What to look for in structured notes

What to look for in structured notes

Structured notes continue to remain a popular alternative investment among offshore investors, although it remains increasingly difficult to decide between which ones to choose given the complexity of how they can be constructed, says Harpreet Sajjan, managing director of S7 Capital Management.

Published : 8, Dec 2015
Offshore bond first as Skandia offers

Offshore bond first as Skandia offers

Royal Skandia is to offer offshore bond holders access to structured products through a fund for the first time, following a tie-up with Investec Structured Products.

Structured product specialist IDAD expand

Structured product specialist IDAD expand

IDAD and Compass Global Wealth have hired Martin Cartwright as a business development manager in its Asia team.

Gilliat departures lead Arbuthnot

Gilliat departures lead Arbuthnot

Arbuthnot Latham has entered into a strategic co-operation agreement with Mariana Capital Markets following the departure of three senior employees.

structured products come into their own

structured products come into their own

Penny Lamont, of UK-based Investment Design and Distribution, says structured products can play an important role in many a retirement portfolio.

a cut out and keep guide to finding

a cut out and keep guide to finding

The last few years have seen an explosion in the number of structured investments being promoted to financial advisers in the international space.

idad launches natixis income

idad launches natixis income

IDAD, a Petersfield, UK-based structured products specialist, has launched a new Natixis-branded product that it says is designed to deliver “high income along with a full return of capital” over its five-year term, through exposure to the UK, Taiwanese and Russian stock markets.

Sponsored Content

Gulf IFAs face ‘year of reckoning’ as clients turn away
Gulf IFAs face ‘year...

Financial advisers in the Middle East are finding clients...

Malta the ‘big winner’ of UK’s extensive Rops reforms
Malta the ‘big winner’...

Malta will be the "main winner" of HM Revenue & Customs'...

St James' Place doubles adviser numbers in Asia
St James' Place doubles...

St James’s Place has expanded its presence in Asia...

Director of collapsed IFA firm banned after £4m goes missing
Director of collapsed...

The director of a bankrupt UK-based IFA firm, who also...

South Africa considering tax changes to offshore pension funds
South Africa considering...

South African tax authorities may clamp down on the...

OTHER STORIES FROM LAST WORD...