unlocking-fundlinked-derivatives

Unlocking fund-linked derivatives

BarclaysÆ global head of fund-linked derivatives discusses the growth in fund-linked structures that offer leveraged exposure to hedge funds.
As investors become increasingly comfortable with fund-linked derivatives they are embracing riskier products, says Antti Suhonen, head of fund-linked derivatives structuring at Barclays Capital.

What are investors in fund-linked trades typically trying to achieve
The whole point of investing in funds is that you believe the manager is going to do better than their benchmark index. Structured products are ultimately about the underlying û if you don't believe in the manager there's no point buying a structure either.

There are three aspects to this market. First, there are pure market access trades û you get the performance of a fund û upside and downside û in the form of a derivative or structured note without...
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