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  1. The Rise of the User Experience Marketer

    Basic SEO: Our UX counterparts should rely on details about how Google indexes, crawls, and ranks websites. But this crossover goes beyond mobile search. It’s happening everywhere. Agencies and in-house teams are beginning to realize that the...

  2. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Following the poor performance of bank smart beta indexes in 2011, investors were very reluctant to hear about them in 2012. It isn't an overstatement to say that the universe of indexes has exploded in recent years with many more of these...

  3. Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

    The macro picture for commodities – with excess oil supply, uncertain demand and fundamentals reasserting within individual commodities – has taken a toll on the appetite for broad-based commodity indexes, leaving investors looking for yield more...

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

    While ethical indexes are not exactly new, the addition of a green bond to the product mix is. BNP Paribas takes top award on RBS buy, green note and IT solutions BNP Paribas was the winning bidder in this year's biggest deal, the acquisition of...

  5. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    Stan Gavrailov, head of structured products at ABN Amro in Amsterdam, says: "UBS has been very good at anything to do with correlation and is the best pricer of worst-of autocallables and reverse convertibles in indexes and single names.

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

    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 strategies with client's needs in mind - all while providing a...

  7. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    When everyone was very excited about the commodities ‘supercycle' and were generally just buying commodities indexes, obviously that pushed correlation up quite a lot. As a result, UBS has successfully set up several new indexes and strategies on a...

  8. Ossiam rewarded for innovation in strategies

    The indexes, developed jointly by Barclays and US economist, academic and author Robert Shiller, use a cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (Cape) ratio as the key valuation driver in a sector rotational strategy.

  9. HVB wins with placements and self-directed products

    Investors are interested in capped returns based on indexes and single-stock underlyings. HVB onemarkets gains success with expansion into public distribution UniCredit group member HypoVereinsbank onemarkets (HVB) has traditionally been strong in...

  10. Commerzbank draws on bespoke and high volume issuance

    We worked in association with Standard because they are very service-minded; they call you back and give very quick pricing and good coverage, for example setting up indexes for us with a short time to market.

  11. BBVA leads inflation and interest rate trades in Spain

    Investors typically buy the Ibex 35 and Euro Stoxx 50 indexes, as well as the ‘Big 5' Spanish blue chips: BBVA, Iberdrola, Repsol, Santander and Telefonica. Thirty to 40% of these trades are linked to indexes, 50% to single stocks, and 20-30% to...

  12. UBS dominates listed products in Switzerland

    We found we could use ETCs, which we'd previously built for another purpose, [to replace the indexes]," says Grob. In the past, Swiss managers who wanted to invest in commodities would set up their own actively managed commodity indexes.