Factors that Affect Returns

The returns to an investment is likely the most important aspect we all look at. Structured Products are extremely flexible and each can have several features that affect returns. Once we realize that risk is invariably tied to returns, we can easily understand how the returns...

The Memory Feature

Whether Index-based or Equity-based Notes, many investors love the Memory feature. Like its name suggests, the feature “remembers” missed Coupons, and pays them out in the next successful Observation (check out our previous articles to understand how an Observation works!). This feature helps maximize profits...

Early Maturity a.k.a. the Autocall Feature

Another popular aspect of Structured Products is the Autocall feature. To explain it simply, Autocall is when the product matures prematurely.Instead of maturity at the end of a 6 year product term, the product concludes in 2.5 years for example. In most structures, full capital...

Part 2: How do Structured Products Work?

Structured products are highly customizable investments (a huge reason why investors like them) that come in all shapes and sizes. There are endless possibilities with structured products but good product designs are as simple as they can get. When financial advisers and investors understand them...

Part 1: An Introduction to Structured Products

Structured Products are highly customizable investments that come in all shapes and sizes. Financial advisers, private bankers and family offices make use of their flexibility to design an investment that suits their clients' financial goals best. There are hundreds of different structures and permutations! For...

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