Strong outlook for Apac structured products in 2018, Deutsche
The structured products market in Hong Kong is very equity-focused and flow-oriented compared to other retail structured products markets, however, in the last two years and particularly the last year, investors are opening up to more structures, payoffs and asset classes, according to Claire Arnaudo, head of third party distribution at Deutsche Bank in Asia Pacific (Apac). Investors in Hong Kong are interested mainly in short-term products with one-year tenors and below and they also favour Asian equity underlyings - ie. Hong Kong stocks, as well as US stocks, but they are also "very active in the FX space" and most recently of the bank has seen increased activity around principal protected products linked to interest rates and funds, according to Arnaudo.
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