TFS Structured Products

Bespoke Investment & Hedging Solutions

Who Are We?

Who are we?

TFS Structured Products is an independent structuring house with the expertise to design innovative derivative strategies for institutional clients. Since 2003, we have worked alongside our clients to create unbiased solutions that are effective, transparent and easy to implement.

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TFS Structured Products is part of the Tradition Group and benefits from its strong infrastructure. We operate from offices across Europe and are authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).



About Us

The strength of the relationships we develop with our clients is driven by our team’s core values:

Independence and Expertise

We are independent from any of the issuers we use to implement our products. Our independence is the key to an unbiased approach and means that our clients can rely on our expertise in derivatives and cross-asset capabilities to achieve their objectives.

Professionalism and Excellence

The success of our team has been built on long-term relationships and recurrent business. We pursue excellence in everything we do and thrive to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations.

Team work and Service

Each client has access to all of the team resources. We deliver outstanding service by working on tailor-made solutions and offering comprehensive secondary market follow-up and risk management tools.


A proven track record of success in the design, implementation and risk management of structured solutions since 2003


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Our team specialises in tailor-made solutions and we commit to delivering a high level of service throughout the lifecycle of each product.


Product Design

Bespoke Ideas tailored for our clients

Our structurers identify compelling trade ideas based on in-house quantitative analysis, independent macroeconomic research or specific investment and hedging needs.

These ideas are tailored to meet precisely the objectives and requirements of each client: risk / return, maturity, currency and secondary market behaviour are all considered.

We offer scenario analysis, back testing, stress-testing, mark-to-market simulations and clearly worded fact sheets to help our clients make sound and informed decisions.


Best Execution

Access to over 15 Issuers

We have long standing relationships with over 15 issuers. This enables us to offer diversification to our clients together with competitive pricing.

Once fully calibrated, products are tendered to a pool of suitable issuers to determine optimal pricing conditions, and executed in accordance with our clients guidelines.

Products are securitised and settled through Euroclear or CREST. We trade as principal and have established relationships and credit lines with all major custodian banks.


Post-Trade Service

Strong After Sales support

We understand the performance of a product matters not only at maturity but throughout its life in secondary market.

Secondary market and valuations

All our products benefit from secondary market liquidity under normal market conditions, with prices displayed on Bloomberg, Reuters, SIX-Telekurs and our website. Product valuations are checked for accuracy using LexiFi pricing models and in-house market parameters.

We offer a proactive follow-up of our products and monitor secondary market opportunities for our clients.

Risk management

We have developed a suite of online reporting and risk management tools to enhance transparency and facilitate decision-making.



Our independence and breadth of market access allows us to provide a holistic approach to derivative solutions

In our view, structured products should be considered as a vehicle for an investment strategy.

Our bespoke approach to structuring means we work on a vast array of strategies with our clients:

  • Replication and market access
  • Smart Beta
  • Leverage
  • Yield enhancement
  • Relative value and market neutral strategies
  • Capital protection and Hedging
  • Quantitative and alternative strategies

All our products are securitised and transferable. They can therefore be dealt and settled like bonds and shares.

We use the issuance programmes of large financial institutions and have long standing relationships with over 15 issuers to ensure diversification. We can also offer collateralised solutions to mitigate the credit risk associated with financial issuers. The choice of issuance wrapper is important as it may impact investors (e.g. tax treatment). Depending on the strategy being implemented, products can be wrapped as:

  • Medium Term Notes
  • Certificates
  • Warrants
  • Preference Shares (EIS)
  • Special Purpose Vehicles
  • Sharia Compliant Vehicles

Products can be issued as either a private placement or a public offer. Listing on a recognised exchange is also available.

Minimum size required to issue a tailor-made product depends on the issuer, the payoff and the underlying. We will always advise on the appropriate size required to achieve competitive pricing conditions.

Most of our trade ideas can be packaged in funded or unfunded format.

In a funded trade (typically issued as a note or a certificate), the option or derivatives will be packaged with a debt instrument of the issuer and will generally be issued at face value (100% of the notional exposure). Investors are thus required to invest the full cash equivalent and bear the issuer’s credit risk on the whole notional.

In an unfunded trade (typically issued as a warrant), investors purchase solely the option or derivative component. The security will be issued at a fraction of face value (e.g. 5 or 10% of the notional exposure) and the cash amount required to implement the strategy is therefore reduced. Unfunded trades can be used as a portfolio overlay (hedging), to create synthetic exposure to an underlying, to implement leverage or for cash extraction purposes. Investors bear the issuer’s credit risk only on the value of the derivative.

Our structuring capabilities span all major asset classes

Our cross-asset expertise enables us to generate a constant flow of opportunistic trade ideas, meaning we can work with our clients on any segment of their portfolio. We can reference any underlying providing they are tradable and sufficiently liquid.


Our independence and unbiased approach have enabled us to establish long-term client relationships based on trust, transparency and service. We cover a wide range of clients from the financial sector from wealth managers, family offices and funds to treasuries, insurance companies and pension funds