In an extensive interpretation, we may speak of structured products as soon as we combine two or more elementary financial products into a new structure displaying original characteristics. Structured products represented one of the most rapidly growing areas of finance in the last two decades, reaching a nearly unlimited variety of forms. The goal of this course is to provide an overview about the process of developing, marketing, and managing structured products. To this purpose, the course will analyze a certain number of popular structured products, like: autocallable notes and other barrier reverse convertibles, principal protected notes, participation certificates, convertible and callable bonds, mortgage-backed securities, and CDOs.
In addition to theoretical lectures, the course will include workshops to facilitate also a practical understanding of its content.