The SSPA categorization model consists of three hierarchy levels. On the top level the model distinguishes investment products from leverage products. These two main categories are made up of five product categories on the second level, ranging from the low-risk capital protection products to the higher risk leverage products with knock-out.
On the third hierarchy level, each of these five product categories comprises a number of specific product types. These product types illustrate how a single structured product functions by means of its respective payoff diagram. The descriptions also provide further information on the investor's market expectations as well as product-specific characteristics.
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Investment Products with Reference Entities
- Rising or slightly falling underlying
- Underlying will not breach Barrier during product lifetime
- Participation in development of the underlying
- Profits possible with rising and falling underlying
- Falling underlying price converts into profit up to the barrier
- Minimum redemption is equal to the nominal provided the barrier has not been breached
- If the barrier is breached the product changes into a Tracker Certificate
With higher risk levels, multiple underlyings (Worst-of) allow for lower barriers
- Smaller risk of loss than with direct investment in the underlying