8 February 2011

Swaps pose new risk for your investment funds

Just when Private Investors would have hoped that a new, more rigorous regulatory regime would protect their assets from careless oversight - or outright fraud - the growing use of swaps by investment managers poses a new risk for the safety of investments. Most Private Investors - and many investment professionals and finance managers - have only the haziest of notions when it comes to the intricacies of swaps (and many other derivatives or 'structured' products) and therefore investors are well advised to obtain help when selecting suitable investment products.