Essential tools used by many financial professionals, these non-traditional securities -- whose values are linked to, or "derived" from, such underlying assets as stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities -- are increasingly available to investors as every level. Structured products can facilitate the movement of risk exposure into and out of investment portfolios with greater efficiency than many conventional securities. And due to their sensitivity to price fluctuations, they often provide investors with early insights into the behavior of the assets and markets on which they are based.
Beginning with a thorough and timely overview of the main types of structured products in use today -- how and why they are used, investment risks, and customer suitability requirements -- Derivatives Demystified: Using Structured Financial Products also offers an extensive examination of the responsibilities of officers and directors overseeing derivative transactions. With up-to-date and authoritative explanations, it is packed with essential information on:
A key element of Derivatives Demystified: Using Structured Financial Products is the special Resource Guide. This unique section provides valuable information on many aspects of financial engineering, including the investment banking, marketing, and underwriting activities that relate to the creation of structured products. It includes sample product development checklists, marketing materials, management presentations, cost studies, and a comprehensive glossary.
An indispensable tool for grasping the complexities of derivative securities, and their use as the building blocks for structured products, this clear and concise guide provides an invaluable addition to any financial library.
C. Braddock has over 30-years of experience in the financial services and energy industries. He is the founder and managing partner of Broad Oak Advisors, LLC, through which he provides financial and investment banking services to entrepreneurs seeking access to the capital markets..
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