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

    The close relationship with the bank distribution network allows investment themes to be discussed in detail with distributors before the product developers begin with structuring work. Another example of the company's innovation over the past year...

  2. HVB wins with placements and self-directed products

    HVB onemarkets gains success with expansion into public distribution 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...

  3. Morgan Stanley's delivers 'turn of the month' triumph

    We were traditionally a notes-based distribution business in the UK and that's still core to what we do," says Marc Chamberlain, executive director in structured products at Morgan Stanley in London. Best UK structured products provider award goes...

  4. Green is the colour of choice for BNP Paribas in France

    In France, you need to innovate hand-in-hand with the regulator," says Omar Alami, Paris-based head of distribution sales, Europe at BNPP. BNP Paribas wins the best in France award BNP Paribas (BNPP) showed this year that its commitment to green...

  5. Commerzbank draws on bespoke and high volume issuance

    We had more than 100 trades on the first day that the equity started trading, which was the most popular IPO or product launch on an IPO in Sweden ever," says Helio Claudio da Silva, Frankfurt-based head of international public distribution at...

  6. Cutting edge intro: Righting wrong-way risk

    Using a copula function to define a cumulative probability distribution that follows the paths, one can capture wrong-way risk without destroying path consistency at each time step. Models that describe wrong-way risk should move away from...

  7. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    We think it would be fairer to take variation margin and initial margin and haircut the total across the board, and have a uniform distribution of losses that way. It is often said that learning to recover from mistakes is more important than...

  8. People: TD Bank bags Scotia Capital structuring team

    Mendelssohn was a managing director and head of Asia equity derivatives distribution and global head of retail structured products at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong until September 2014. Toronto-Dominion Bank in New York has hired a structured...

  9. The changing face of UK retail structured products

    Some of those who have set up recently have made the decision to have a tied distribution company. When asked what has driven the change of issuers in the UK structured products market, no two individuals offer quite the same answer - but...

  10. Swiss trade bodies issue new transparency guidelines

    There wasn't an existing problem, but it's about the direction in which the industry is going and what is coming along with developments in the European markets," says Georg von Wattenwyl, president of the SSPA and head of financial products...

  11. Hong Kong warrant market players bullish about 2015

    The stock connect is initially limited to cash equities but according to Johnny Yu, Asia head of public distribution equity derivatives sales for UBS in Hong Kong, there is a direct relationship between the level of activity on the Hong Kong...

  12. New role for Okazawa at BNPP, and other recent job moves

    BNP Paribas has appointed Kyoya Okazawa as head of equity derivatives distribution, global equities and commodity derivatives (GECD), Asia-Pacific, in addition to his current role as head of GECD, Japan.