IDAD on why investors should take a fresh look at structured notes
Structured products should have a place in any investor’s modern portfolio, especially where pension transfers are concerned, explains Graeme McCallion, Africa sales manager of iDAD.
HSBC fined record HK$400m for Lehman Brothers-related failures
A Hong Kong tribunal has upheld disciplinary action taken against the local branch of HSBC Group’s Swiss private banking business for “material systemic failures” in relation to the sale of structured products, including from Lehman Brothers, in the run up to the global financial crisis.
Zurich International unveils target date fund range
Pension provider Zurich International has introduced a range of dollar-denominated target date funds (TDFs) aimed at gradually reducing the risk investors are exposed to as they approach retirement.
European investors make switch to smart beta
In the first half of 2016, investors in Europe have poured in $5.7bn (€5.1bn) into smart beta funds as market capitalisation index trackers saw outflows over the period, according to Morningstar data analysed by ETF provider WisdomTree Europe. Brexit could be one of the reasons for the switch.