Structured Products Awards for Excellence 2015

2015 Gala Luncheon

2015 Categories & Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Asian Private Banker Structured Products Awards for Excellence 2015.

2015 SPA Badges-01HOTY2015 SPA Badges-02AsiaEq2015 SPA Badges-03USEq2015 SPA Badges-04EuEq2015 SPA Badges-05EqNF2015 SPA Badges-06XCY2015 SPA Badges-07FX2015 SPA Badges-08RMB2015 SPA Badges-09Credit2015 SPA Badges-10IR2015 SPA Badges-11Commodity2015 SPA Badges-12Index2015 SPA Badges-13EAM2015 SPA Badges-15MDP2015 SPA Badges-14SDP

Methodology

Polled

Structured Product Specialists

Private Banks

48

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Asian Private Banker’s Structured Products Awards for Excellence celebrates the accomplishments of providers of structured products to the region’s private banking and wealth management clients. Winners are determined by the votes of the region’s leading gatekeepers select who they believe to be the most distinguished providers in the industry across various asset classes and structures.The evolution of private banking and the regulatory landscape has and will continue to shape how structured products providers service their clients as wealth houses look to enhance their advisory offerings. To that end, Asian Private Banker has identified four key competencies for our voters to select their choice of provider: pricing competitiveness, service competency, structuring research and analysis and, innovation and structuring capabilities.

Pricing competitiveness
This is a quantitative metric used to assess the pricing competiveness of the investment bank that services the private bank. Participants are asked to assess based on the frequency at which the investment bank can outprice the market in terms of pricing on the structured product, be it due to its ability to over-hedge, under-hedge or simply because of its risk appetite.

Service competency
This is a qualitative metric used to assess the service levels of the investment bank that services the private bank prior to, during and after the transaction is completed. Participants are asked to assess based on the investment banks’ competency on proactively contacting the private bank to offer relevant idea generation; respond to inquiries; educate and train relevant parties; customise documentation; execute in a timely and precise manner; offer effective product life cycle management (i.e. monitoring of product performance, risk management, valuations, offering roll-over/reinvestment ideas, offering secondary market access); understand the private bank’s needs and; any other value-added services.

Structuring & research analysis
This is a qualitative metric used to assess the competency of structuring research and analysis that the investment bank that services the private bank offers. Participants are asked to assess based on the investment bank’s content offering with regards to its ability to foresee upside and downside market trends and provide solutions to act on; its ability to analyse flow data and offer relevant insights based on it and; the comprehensiveness of structuring research and analysis across all relevant asset class(es).

Innovation & structuring capabilities
This is a quantitative and qualitative metric used to assess the level of innovation and structured products structuring capabilities of the investment bank that services the private bank. Participants are asked to assess based on the investment bank’s ability to create bespoke structured products to meet clients’ portfolio needs; the offering of proprietary indices and derivatives or structured products linked to these indices to express a certain view; the capabilities of the investment bank in structuring according to specific needs (i.e. capital protection, yield enhancement, etc.) and; the frequency at which it does this when competitors cannot.