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

    Index provider wins the 2014 award for index innovation in Europe Index provider Stoxx has delivered a complex and comprehensive suite of smart beta indexes in the past year, developing innovative investment themes and refining already established...

  2. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    In particular, the bank has found some success with a 10-year structure - trigger performance securities linked to the UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Index Excess Return (CMCIER), due July 31, 2024 - which has seen inflows of around...

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

    These products offer 90% capital protection and give increased participation in the upside of an underlying, such as a single stock or index, if it performs well. We show them products with 90% protection and explain that the impact on longer-term...

  4. Network investment works for Raiffeisen Centrobank in CEE

    This bonus certificate stands for high risk protection as it has an extremely low barrier set via the best-entry mechanism that uses the lowest index price during the first month or months of the product's life," says Peter Uhrin, investment...

  5. BBVA leads inflation and interest rate trades in Spain

    BBVA took a portfolio of inflation-linked Italian bonds, swapped the bond coupons for a one-time payment at maturity, and added participation in the performance of the Euro Stoxx 50 index. Here, the strike level is set to the lowest closing price...

  6. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    The price reporting agency compiles this index based on any LNG transactions matched on the JOE and in the over-the-counter market. It's averaged over three days, so there are concerns from traders about the ease of manipulating the index.

  7. Barclays capital-at-risk note links to EM and US small caps

    Barclays has issued a three-year autocallable note linked to the performance of the Russell 2000 Index and the iShares Emerging Markets ETF. Asset exposure period: Three yearsUnderlying asset: Russell 2000 index and the iShares Emerging Markets...

  8. Investec digital note offers choice of counterparty

    Another feature is the 50% American barrier, which observes the closing levels of the index on each day during the investment term. The amount lost will depend on the final level of the index - below 90% of the strike level and capital will be lost...

  9. Citadel ‘nervous’ about lack of Sef competition

    According to the most recent weekly Sef market data from consultancy Clarus Financial Technology, Bloomberg transacted 66% of combined volumes for interest rate swaps, index credit default swaps and foreign exchange derivatives in the dealer-to...

  10. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    This is presently calibrated as an uplift equal to 40% of the spread of a yet-to-be-determined corporate bond index for all G-Siis. The immobility of the curve beyond 30 years is one bone of contention, as liabilities of longer duration will be...