Inspire were asked by SRP to analyse the results of their recent survey of Structured Products manufacturers and distributors.

The survey shed light on some revealing trends for the industry, highlighting the growing challenges of remaining competitive and, looking ahead, where priorities and concerns are most focussed.

The full report is available from SRP here.

Over 80% of respondents are offering issuance sizes of USD 100k or below with 60% willing to go to USD 25k or below.

Connecting to buyside client platforms was a top priority for majority (60%) of issuers, vs growth of their manual sales effort (10%).

Whilst banks are generally well placed to provide electronic pricing there is some way to go to automate the whole issuance and lifecycle process.

Lifecycle Management and compliance requirements were the highest (70%) concerns for issuers as a constraint to automation.

90% of issuers said they saw further use of external services as an opportunity.

inSPire provides a unique range of tools to support structured products manufacturers through the issuance process, including platform management, legal and regulatory advice, product governance and issuance and lifecycle support.

Want to know more? Contact us if you would like to find out how inSPire can help support and grow your structured products business.