Historically low interest rate environments in developed economies make life difficult for investors and asset managers, forcing them to search beyond conventional investment vehicles (such as government bonds) for higher-yielding assets. However, with higher yields comes higher risk, and many investors have turned to deposit structures as a way to enhance investment returns while controlling and minimizing risk.

Deposit structures, typically composed of a cash deposit plus a mixture of bought and/or sold options, generate higher yields when specific market conditions are met. Investors can choose amongst different types of deposit structures and risk profiles to best align the investments with their risk appetites and market forecasts, and they can even choose structures with capital guarantees.

But what are the most important features for investors to consider as they choose from different deposit structure alternatives?

On Tuesday, December 16th featured speaker Udi Sela, Vice President and Solutions Product Manager at Numerix, examined how deposit structures can be used to enhance returns in a low yield environment, using case studies to illustrate different types of structures and their resulting payoffs in different market scenarios.

Mr. Sela covered:

  • Low yield environments around the globe

  • Primer on deposit structures

  • Common deposit structures, with case studies for each

    • Dual currency deposits

    • Capital guaranteed structures

To view the on-demand webinar, just register on the right side of this page.

Featured Speakers:

Udi Sela, Vice President, Solutions Product Manager, NumerixUdi Sela, Vice President, Solutions Product Manager, Numerix
Udi Sela has worked in the Foreign Exchange (FX) derivatives markets for 20 years. A senior derivatives trader and trading manager at Citibank and JPMorgan, he has developed expertise in derivatives spanning both vanilla and complex FX options. For the last eleven years, Mr. Sela has led product development and pre-sales functions within a range of financial software vendors.

Jim Jockle, Chief Marketing Officer, NumerixModerator: Jim Jockle, Chief Marketing Officer, Numerix
Mr. Jockle leads the company's global marketing efforts, spanning a diverse set of solutions and audiences. He oversees integrated marketing communications to customers in the largest global financial markets and to the Numerix partner network through the company's branding, electronic marketing, research, events, public relations, advertising and relationship marketing.

Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Managing Director of Global Marketing and Communications for Fitch Ratings. During his tenure at Fitch, Mr. Jockle built the firm’s public relations program, oversaw investor relations and led marketing and communications plans for several acquisitions. He also oversaw the brand development of a new company dedicated to the enhancement of credit derivative and structured-credit ratings, products and services. Prior to Fitch, Mr. Jockle was a member of the communications team at Moody's Investors Service.

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