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  1. SEC gives green light to Eaton Vance’s active ETMFs

    Because investors only need to redeem shares once in an ETF, they save a round of capital gains tax. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to grant investment manager Eaton Vance a set of exemptions allowing it to launch a series of...

  2. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    The reality can be rather different, as investors discovered in 2011 with Citi's Cubes Diversified commodities fund, which aimed to generate capital appreciation in rising commodities markets. This enables the asset manager to deliver an investment...

  3. "Europeans are the problem" in CCP oversight standoff

    Senior investment bank executives and end users such as BlackRock have complained in recent months that CCPs are not placing enough of their own capital at risk in the event of a member default and need to hold more capital generally.

  4. Insurers must prove bank-style run risk worries wrong

    Similar concerns have been raised also about the perspective being taken by the Financial Stability Board and International Association of Insurance Supervisors in their work to develop global insurance capital standards.

  5. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    Rather than the capital, liquidity and leverage rules promulgated by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, he pointed to rules relating to bank structure and specific banking activities, such as the Volcker rule's ban on proprietary trading...

  6. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    Much of the demand for long-dated products is coming from the Thai insurance sector, which is one of the fastest growing in Asia, and has been operating under the first stages of a risk-based capital (RBC) framework since 2011, which has revealed...

  7. Hedge Fund Lions' Den live now - Season 2

    This season, two managers will be pitching for investment: Richard Edwards, founder and principal of HED Capital, a fund focused on crowd behaviour and how it moves markets; and Patrick Boyle, founding partner of Palomar Fund Management, a...

  8. UKSPA launches structured product classification system

    The main variables identified by the trade body's guidelines are whether a product offers capital protection and whether it is a growth product or provides an income stream. Each page also contains further clarification of how much capital is at...

  9. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Lawyers’ reluctance to grant netting opinions is hiking capital requirements for low-risk trades So our capital requirements balloon, because we can't recognise the initial margin that offsets our risk when calculating risk-weighted assets.

  10. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    It is a capital-protected investment vehicle that caters to multi-premium life insurance policies and provides exposure to a multi-asset investment profile. It has maintained an excellent secondary market and has interesting research on subjects...

  11. Green credentials and RBS deal work in BNPP's favour

    Structured products with capital protection offered that convexity," says Cédric Chavot, financial adviser at BNP Cardif in Paris. The fully ethical product stands out as it provides capital protection through World Bank Green Bonds, as well as...

  12. BNP Paribas harmonises forex and equities pricing

    The investor takes credit risk on whichever bank the zero coupon is deposited with on the capital, as well as credit risk on BNPP for the coupon itself. One notable deal involved a European retail bank looking to market €10 million notional of...

  13. Stoxx leads the way with value-focused smart-beta service

    The index often prices better than its benchmark in option format and can be an ideal underlying investment for capital-protected funds. A similar, but more aggressive, offering is the Stoxx Strong Quality family, which targets liquid, historically...

  14. The best way to manage individual CPPI, from Deutsche AWM

    Individuals wanting to make the best of their retirement savings are increasingly looking for growth with capital protection in a choice of products to suit their circumstances. The looming reality of Solvency II has been a big driver, with its...

  15. KBC Asset Management offers step-up payout and Smart Start

    Belgian investors become more comfortable with 90% capital protection It addresses clients' desire to safeguard capital while retaining attractive participation levels. This product type has been a big success for KBC, and has been an effective...

  16. Network investment works for Raiffeisen Centrobank in CEE

    The focus is very much on conservative products, with capital preservation at the core of investor requirements. Next door to Slovakia, the Czech Republic market tends to be much more international in its outlook, but investors are also very...

  17. HVB wins with placements and self-directed products

    UniCredit group member HypoVereinsbank onemarkets (HVB) has traditionally been strong in the area of capital-protected certificates and the more conservative end of the structured products market, but in the past two years the bank has...

  18. UBS dominates listed products in Switzerland

    For Swiss insurance companies, UBS put together a 10-year capital-protected product as part of a multi-premium life insurance policy. Many commodity managers in Switzerland manage Ucits [Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable...