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Wall Street’s Fresh Way to Bet Against Yield Curve Inversion

Retail investors have a new and potentially risky product to punt on the shape of the U.S. yield curve — one where they stand to lose their entire investment if rates don’t go their way. Almost $600,000 of the securities, a variation of the so-called “steepeners” that have been sold for years by Wall Street…

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Tech Angst Is Showing Up in Swiss Market for Obscure Bonds

Investor anxiety over U.S. technology giants has migrated across the Atlantic and climbed over the Alps to land in an obscure corner of the Swiss financial market. Zurich-based Leonteq AG, one of the country’s most prolific issuers of structured products, has created a note allowing investors to bet against four of the world’s biggest tech stocks: Alphabet…

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Principal-Protected Notes Are Due for a Comeback This Year: HPC’s Zuckerman

Ilya Zuckerman, director for investment solutions and head of product sales for German-speaking countries at HPC Investment Partners Rising U.S. dollar swap rates are “an incentive” for more capital-protected notes, whatever the underlying. Investors uncertain about the direction of markets should buy “twin-win” notes that benefit when stocks rise or fall. Bloomberg Briefs Q: Who…

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HPC Hires Lopez Lago to Head Structured Product Sales for Iberia (Bloomberg brief – 8 December 2016)

HPC Investment Partners Ltd. hired Juan Lopez Lago as head of structured product sales for Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Lago started at the brokerage’s Paris office on Dec. 1, according to Pierre-Yves Breton, co-founder of the firm. He will cover institutional clients such as family offices and private banks, said Breton. Lago previously held similar roles at Societe Generale SA and BNP…

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2016: une année structurée contrastée (L’AGEFI – Octobre 2016)

Download PDF L’année a commencé sur un marché morose marqué par des craintes importantes sur les valeurs bancaires. Après un grand cru 2015, le marché des produits structurés a connu un premier semestre 2016 très contrasté. Pressions sur les banques, Brexit, les derniers mois ont été ceux de tous les défis pour des instruments qui se prévalent de s’adapter à toutes les configurations de marché.…

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