Structured Products

MinterEllison’s structured products team includes experts in managed funds, financial products, tax and derivatives.

With experience across a range of asset classes – capital protected products, synthetic investment exposure, deferred purchase arrangements, non recourse loans, derivative based products and fund of fund products – we have a proven track record in bringing structured products to market in an effective and timely manner.

Our derivatives experience includes advising on leading Australian and offshore structures including credit default swaps, and total return and basket swaps on a variety of asset classes including equities, funds, indices and commodities.

We are skilled in structuring products so they are attractive to and work for key target markets such as dealer groups and platforms. We often assist with the presentation of structured products to retail investors and in negotiations with regulators.

3 July 2014

A new derivative reporting regime will commence in Australia 2015. It will apply to Australian entities that hold an AFSL, and exempt foreign licensees (being offshore regulated parties that have the benefit of an exemption from the requirement to hold an AFSL), that have entered into OTC derivatives.

6 August 2012

On Tuesday 31 July, ASIC released enhanced financial requirements for Australian financial service licensees who issue over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives to retail clients. ASIC had found that poorly resourced issuers of retail OTC derivatives are less likely to carry out adequate supervisory measures and therefore more likely to have compliance breaches. The enhanced requirements are in response to ASIC's May 2011 consultation paper and have been introduced to ensure that licensees have adequate financial resources to better manage their operational risk. The new requirements commence on 31 January 2013.