Matthijs Westra, Investment and Structured Products Manager at IBQ
IBQ announced today the addition of structured products to its suite of wealth management products, offering investors the possibility of earning higher returns versus traditional deposits while benefiting up to 100 per cent capital protection. As part of its privilege program for its Elite Banking segment, the bank held a high-level seminar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha to introduce investment strategies related to structured investments.
“We are proud to announce the launch of structured products for our Elite Banking segment. Interest in these products has been increasing over the past few years and high net worth investors worldwide are now using these investments as a way of portfolio diversification.” said Philip King, Assistant General Manager of Retail Banking at IBQ.
Depending on the type, structured products offer benefits that may include principal protection, enhanced investment returns, reduced volatility or risk and the ability to earn a positive return in low yield or flat equity market environments. The return on structured investments is related to the performance of the underlying asset class and can be negative in cases where the underlying asset does not perform and the product is not capital protected.
“Structured Products can be customized to meet the unique objectives and investment approach of investors, helping them diversify into a variety of asset classes and sectors. These products can be designed to meet the specific financial needs of an investor, offering investment strategies that respond to their specific risk profiles, return requirements and market expectations, and with the possibility of higher returns and a potential of guaranteeing up to 100 per cent of the invested capital.” said Matthijs Westra, Investment and Structured Products Manager at IBQ