Structured products are typically tailor-made to meet specific investor requirements and involve the full range of asset classes in which Barclays operates; rates, credit, FX, equities, commodities, and emerging markets, as well as hybrids thereof. Whilst our products typically employ a range of complex derivative products, they also involve cash products often as part of a larger whole, and also where complex, multi stage transactions are contemplated.
We have country specific structured product teams working on client specific solutions. There are also dedicated sector and product specific sub teams which, for example, focus on asset liability modelling solutions for insurance and pension funds. Other teams develop products for clients for onward distribution to their retail and smaller institutional clients.
Our distinct structuring teams support the sales force with innovative and leading edge developments in the institutional and retail space. They also work closely with the trading desks to develop inventive ideas, effectively traversing the Distribution and Trading divisions.