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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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HPC Investment Hires Gregory Guillas for Asia (Bloomberg brief – 8 September 2016)

HPC Investment Partners Ltd. hired a new director to head its Asia business. Gregory Guillas, who was in charge of structuring and selling investment solutions for Asia at Exane Derivatives SNC, joined HPC this week, according toPierre-Yves Breton, a Paris-based co-founder of the company. He will continue to be based in Geneva and will help build HPC’s Asia operations by…

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HPC IP: 27 issuers plugged in and counting (Structured Retail Products – 22 July 2016)

In the second part of an interview, Pierre-Yves Breton, founding partner at French structured products specialist boutique HPC Investment Partners (HPC IP), talks about the firm’s strategic plans remaining on track despite the Brexit vote and how the firm’s offering can fill a gap in the structured products market. View article on Structured Retail Products…

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