Sophisticated financial engineering at the service of the investor
Structured products are securities available on different issuance media (EMTN (Euro Medium Term Notes), certificates, BMTN, CDs, etc.) all issued mainly by financial institutions.
They represent original and efficient tailor-made investment solutions, adapted to meet the needs of each investor, particularly in terms of strategy, risk/return profile, maturity or nominal amount invested.
Structured products are available in all asset classes (equities, interest rates, exchange rates, commodities, etc.) and, in certain structures, can offer a capital repayment guarantee at maturity.
What is structuring?
Structuring is the department of the trading room that creates the structure that best fits the return structure requested by the client for a private placement, or even the general market demand for a public offering.
The structurer uses derivative valuation tools to construct and quantify the price of the financial product requested by the client.
The structurers are therefore in contact, on the one hand, with the traders of the trading rooms who provide them with the prices of the derivative products necessary for the composition of the structured product, but also (and above all) with the specific salesmen of the trading rooms to propose the products that best meet the client's needs.
Structuring is therefore an intermediary profession, at once project management, technical and commercial. The "structurer" must be able to follow and manage all the steps necessary to create and sell a product. He is therefore at the crossroads of many departments of the trading room and is in contact with many people.