BELSIPA, founded in January 2013 as registered non-profit organisation, stands for Belgian Structured Investment Products Association and represents the issuers of structured investment products in the Belgian market.
Our core aims are to promote common standards for the industry and to contribute to investor education. Our statutes can be found here.
Structured products are products which use additional features and mechanisms to increase the yield for investors. As a consequence, their setup is more sophisticated and their risk profile more specific. Structured products exist in many formats, such as debt securities (e.g. structured bonds and certificates), structured deposits, investment funds or finance solutions embedded in an insurance contract.
Investments in structured products are done by retail and institutional investors.
Structured products are issued and traded both on stock exchanges and on an individual basis (called OTC, over-the-counter).