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Structured products: growth and challenges

In the last few years structured products have gained in popularity among providers and advisors who seek to meet the demand for more...

Discovering the world of Private Debt

"Those that wake up early get ahead". And a vacuum in finance often proves to be incredibly profitable for those that wake up...

PRIIPs in practice

The European wide PRIIPs regulation came into effect at the start of 2018. This landmark directive covering virtually all retail...

What to watch out for when investing

The outlook for global markets suggests that 2018 will be a challenging and volatile environment for which sound decisions are...

When stock products can outperform index linked

The use of single stocks, and worst-of combinations of stocks continues to attract attention and make up a significant proportion of...

Structured product valuations in volatile markets

Recent events have shown that volatility and uncertainty are never far away in today’s investment world. Structured products are...

Risk management in uncertain times

Risk means different things to us all. In the context of investments, securities and portfolios major macro events such as the UK...

New year, new PRIIPs

As is now well known, documented and discussed, the adoption of the PRIIPs European wide regulation was severely derailed in 2016. What...

How PRIIPs got derailed

In September 2016 the European Parliament (EP) dramatically rejected the technical standards of the Key Investor document (KID) laid...

PRIIPS - what happens now?

It has been a week since the Economic Committee of the European Parliament rejected the Level 2 RTS for the proposed PRIIPS regulation...