Macquarie offers exchange-linked products to Hong Kong retail

High-net worth individuals can now access the HK$48 billion market.

Macquarie Bank, a large player in equity derivatives for institutional clients, is now offering equity-linked investments ELIs to Hong Kong's retail market, says Matthew Long, associate director of equity derivatives sales.

The bank estimates the institutional market in Hong Kong saw HK$48 billion in premiums written over the past 12 months. With interest rates very low 2% for retail bank depositors and the economy struggling, investors are looking for alternative sources of yield. In markets such as Macquarie's...

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