Structured products can now be simulated online in a fun way. To achieve this, the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) and University of Zurich have jointly developed the SSPA Lab based on an online gaming format. This aims to help existing and potential investors to expand their understanding of this investment universe, while also sharpening their sense of risk perception.
According to a press release, the SSPA Lab depicts market scenarios using real-time data and real-world events, including the global financial crisis, Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016 and the COVID-19 crisis. Data suppliers include SIX Financial Information and Derivative Partners powered by Avaloq.
The SSPA Lab allows all those with an interest in this investment segment to simulate the performance of pre-defined structured products with just a few decisions. In addition, users are able to determine and test suitable products by entering just a few details on their own investment-specific preferences.
“We are delighted to bring structured products closer to investors through the SSPA Lab”, explains Markus Pfister, SSPA Chairman, in the press release. He adds: “The gaming approach invites experimentation and trial and error with the aim of helping more investors make balanced and informed decisions about their investments in structured products”.