European investor interest grows in vol-target structures

By Rob McGlinchey
03 Apr 2014

Institutional investors in France, Italy and Switzerland are increasingly showing interest in structured notes on volatility target underlyings, driven by current low yields in fixed income markets and attractive OTC budgets.

“Vol-target products seem to be more and more recurrent, particularly from institutional investors in Italy, France and Switzerland. Clients are well educated now on vol targets and given the fact that yields are not that high and OTC budgets are small, vol target products make more sense,” said Michael ...

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