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SocGen sets up roadshows on warrant trading

Societe Generale is embarking on a series of UK road shows for advisers and investors which will aim to teach delegates about covered warrant trading.

The global market for corporate warrants exceeded 200bn last year but warrant trading is still a relatively undeveloped market in the UK, according to SocGen.

Last October, the London Stock Exchange saw the amount of warrants traded pass 1bn for the first time, with 90 per cent of that business going through SocGen.

The firm has launched this year, including a world cup warrant index and a commodity index issues.

SocGen’s Christophe de la Celle, who works in the group’s equity derivatives division for flow and listed products, says the SG warrant tour is free and open to all IFAs, brokers and individual retail investors.

He says: “The covered warrants market in the UK is one of the fastest growing in the world. The FSA likes covered warrants because they offer strictly limited liability compared with spread bets, where losses can be a lot higher.”

The roadshows kick off in London on May 31 and there are events around the country, with the last roadshow in Manchester on June 8.

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