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Investing in Structured Products

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Designed to meet a specific investment objective, Structured Products are typically designed around an underlying asset such as an individual equity, index, foreign exchange, commodity or hybrid asset. A debt security is combined with the derivative security to achieve the desired objective. Structured Products offer investors the ability to tailor their investment to a specific objective such as principal protection, income, or enhanced diversification. In addition, these flexible investments can allow investors the benefit of investing in multiple asset classes without the complex credit, legal and operational issues that ...
ETNs are designed to provide investors access to the returns of various market benchmarks. The returns of ETNs are usually linked to the performance of a market benchmark or strategy, less investor fees. When an investor buys an ETN, the underwriting bank promises to pay the amount reflected in the index, minus fees upon maturity. Thus ETN has an additional risk compared to an ETF - upon any reduction of credit ratings or if the underwriting bank goes bankrupt, the value of the ETN will be eroded. Though linked to the performance of a market benchmark, ETNs are not equities or index funds , but they do share several ...
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risk of investing in structured products that could penalize their financial results and, for listed companies, have a negative impact on the stock price,” continues Lacasse. But the range of investments available to corporates is ... market research, surveys and trends
GUIDELINES ON THE OFFERING OF STRUCTURED PRODUCTS
potential losses that may arise from investing in structured products are fully explained to clients before the client makes his investment decision. Projections of returns on investment are to be based on historical performance, ... market research, surveys and trends

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THE FEVER FOR STRUCTURED PRODUCTS
structured products are rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Last year, $114 billion in structured products were issued in the U.S., according to the Structured Products Association. That's a 78 percent jump over 2006 — and dwarfs the $32 billion in structured products issued in 2004. Previously the sole purview of sophisticated high-net-worth investors in the U.S., they have begun filtering into the mainstream. The retail market bought some $58 billion — or about half — of the structured products issued in 2007. Structured products combine financial instruments, typically bonds and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
US Structured Products
Over the past few years, structured products and structured investments have risen in popularity amongst investors, and are starting to become an “IT” product. The Structured Products Association or SPA has issued a statement claiming that last year saw the industry come out with $64 billion worth of US structured product investments, a large improvement over the recorded $48 million a couple of years ago. The problem is that very few investors have any actual idea about what a structured product really is. A recent report by the Spectrem Group has posited that only eighty five percent of affluent investors have working ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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INFORMATION RESOURCES

A guide to investing in structured products
before investing in structured products. As with any investment, your Financial Advisor can advise you on whether structured products are appropriate for ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
2 Risk Management of Investments in Structured Credit Products ...
Indirect investment in structured credit products, for example, through mutual funds, also should be captured in the methods and processes used to measure, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
International University of Monaco (IUM): Master's in Finance ...
The MFIN has five major instructional components: the common core, the pathway focus, the capstone applied project, the practical activities module, and the professional development and career planning unit. All MFIN students complete the common core (CC). In the ten CC courses students examine a broad variety of financial products, markets, and players in these markets. CC courses encompass the theoretical framework and analytical tools essential to a thorough understanding of the principles of advanced finance, and are taught by full-time professors who bring their practical experiences and know-how into the classroom. On ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
In investing, what is a structured note and what is it good for ...
Can you explain Structured Notes to me? Somebody suggested these as an investment vehicle that minimizes risk while magnifying the potential for gain. That's the kind of talk that makes my BS meter go off, and searching online produces a bunch of investo-speak that's probably clear if your a finance person but seems designed to muddy the waters of understanding for everybody else. Using non technical language, can you tell me what they are, what/who they're good for and what/who they are wrong for? The idea is that a structured note is a hybrid security, one that might combine both debt and equity components. So ...
Question: Financial product
What is the product below, in layman's terms? Is it a bond? Does its performance depend on the performance of the company's shares? It offers 15% p.a., so there must be a risk somewhere. ========= The Worst of Barrier Reverse Convertible is a product that offers the investor a coupon which is higher than the coupon of a comparable standard bond. In return for this,the investor takes the risk that he will receive the worst performing of the underlying shares (or an equivalent cash amount) at the Final Settlement Date. This will be the case if at least one of the Underlying Shares closes at or below the Strike Price ...