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Derivatives

Equity Set To Shine As Investors Seek Downside Protection

The equity derivatives market, especially in the U.S., is expected to take off this year as investors look for innovative products to counter low interest rates and an uncertain recovery.

The equity derivatives market, especially in the U.S., is expected to take off this year as investors look for innovative products to counter low interest rates and an uncertain recovery. For example, U.S. retail investors are starting to move back into equity, but are nervous about getting caught out again. This sets the scene for a windfall for derivatives houses structuring capital guaranteed notes with embedded derivatives.

In Asia, the liberalization of China remains the number one interest for most derivatives professionals.

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