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What are structured equity products?

What are structured equity products?

Structured equity products have been a feature of the equity markets for many years. But what is a structured product? In general terms, a structured product is an investment whose risk-return profile cannot be easily replicated by the end investor.

What are types of structured products?

Ian Lowes, founder of, points out the main three types of structured products are: structured deposits, structured capital ‘protected’ products and structured capital-at-risk products.

What are structured investment products?

Structured investment products, or SIPs, are types of investments that meet specific investor needs with a customized product mix. SIPs typically include the use of derivatives. They are often created by investment banks for hedge funds, organizations, or the retail client mass market.

What are the key components of a structured product?

A Structured Product can be seen as a product package using three main components:

  • a bond,
  • one or more underlying assets.
  • financial instruments linked to these underlying assets (the derivative strategy)

What is the meaning of structured product?

What Are Structured Products? Structured products are pre-packaged investments that normally include assets linked to interest plus one or more derivatives. They are generally tied to an index or basket of securities, and are designed to facilitate highly customized risk-return objectives.

Is a CLO a structured product?

CLOs are structured credit products backed by pools of corporate loans. Typically, CLO managers purchase between 150–200 loans and finance these purchases by issuing debt and equity backed by the pool of loans.

Is mutual fund a structured product?

Principal protection: Investments in structured products on mutual funds can be partially or fully protected, depending on the investor’s risk/return profile. Leverage: Structured products on mutual funds can provide leveraged exposure to the fund or basket of funds to meet the needs of more aggressive investors.

What is the difference between structured products and derivatives?

Unlike structured fixed income products, derivatives are not backed by underlying pools of assets, requiring a different skill-set when evaluating these instruments.

Why do clients buy structured products?

They offer a wider set of investment opportunities than any other type of investment. And, they can be used for practical purposes such as adding diversification to an investment portfolio, hedging currency risk and even helping to manage cash flows.

What are SIP products?

Specified Investment Products (SIPs) are generally products that are more complex than others. For example, they may contain derivatives which can expose you to more factors that may affect your investment, or have returns or losses determined by complicated formulas.

What is CLO structuring?

A CLO is a portfolio of predominantly leveraged loans that is securitized and managed as a fund. Each CLO is structured as a series of “tranches,” or groups of interest-paying bonds, along with a small portion of equity. CLOs have changed a lot over the years, getting better with age.