Natixis and Aargauische Kantonalbank new SSPA members
The inclusion of the two active members Natixis as an issuer and Aargauische Kantonalbank as a buy-side representative in April 2016 represents a further step towards establishing the broadest-possible industry representation.
Cyril Parmentier, Head of Sales Switzerland at Natixis, on the bank’s accession to the SSPA: “We develop long-term trust-based relationships with our clients. These are based on a strategic dialogue and a 360 degree perspective of their needs, challenges, risks and interests. We pool our wide-ranging expertise to develop optimum banking, financial and insurance solutions for our clients. In this conjunction, structured products are innovative investment vehicles that offer an attractive yield potential at reasonable cost. Membership of the SSPA therefore underscores our long-term commitment to the Swiss market for structured products, as well as to the Swiss financial centre.
Peter Pastor, Head of Treasury & Trading at AKB, commented on the admission to SSPA as follows: “As a professional investment bank, we are at home not just in Swiss financial markets, but also in international financial markets. For our customers, we value structured products as part of our modern investment consultancy. SSPA membership demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Swiss financial centre, as well as to the structured products sector.”