Structured Products

        FOS backs advisers in trio of structured product counterparty claims

        Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 09:11

        The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ruled advisers could not reasonably have known Lehman Brothers was in financial turmoil when they recommended clients invest in structured products to which it was counterparty, in a trio of rulings.


        FCA fines Credit Suisse Int'l and Yorkshire BS over £800m structured product failings

        The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Credit Suisse International (CSI) £2.4m and Yorkshire Building Society more than £1.4m for giving undue prominence to a structured product's near-unattainable potential return.

        Professional Adviser | 16 Jun 2014 | 10:20

        Which maturing structures performed best in 2013?

        Ian Lowes, founder of website StructuredProductReview, looks at what products delivered last year and whether advisers can expect more of the same in 2014

        IFAonline | 21 Mar 2014 | 15:30

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      Investec Structured Products launches plan to reflect economic 'uncertainty'

      Investec Structured Products is launching a capital-protected plan to reflect investor uncertainty over the extent of the UK's economic recovery.

      IFAonline | 17 Feb 2014 | 09:57
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      Morgan Stanley launches defensive structure linked to FTSE

      Structured product provider Morgan Stanley has launched a capital-at-risk plan linked to the FTSE 100, offering investors a return equal to more than twice the index's performance over its six-year term.

      IFAonline | 06 Feb 2014 | 12:50

      Three alternative income plays

      Sheldon MacDonald, senior investment manager at Architas, examines some esoteric investments as potential solutions to the current predicament facing income seekers.

      IFAonline | 06 Feb 2014 | 08:01

      Can the FTSE 100 break 7,000 this year?

      Rebecca Jones asks advisers whether the UK’s flagship index will find the strength and momentum to outgrow its smaller peers in 2014.

      IFAonline | 06 Feb 2014 | 08:00

      Revealed: All the winners at the Professional Adviser Awards 2014

      Nine companies have been named Adviser Firm of the Year in their respective regions at the Professional Adviser Awards 2014.

      IFAonline | 03 Dec 2013 | 15:08

      Protected Product Review Awards 2013: All the winners

      Professional Adviser and Protected Product Review (PPR) are delighted to announce the winners of the PPR Structured Product Awards 2013.

      IFAonline | 21 Nov 2013 | 17:14

      Former L&G head Harrington joins Lowes Group

      Former Legal and General head of structured solutions James Harrington is joining Lowes Group as a consultant.

      IFAonline | 05 Nov 2013 | 13:18

      Tools of the trade: Utilising structured notes

      Jérémie Vuillard, head of investor solutions and services at SGPB Hambros, takes a look at whether there is still a place for structured notes in portfolios, particularly in today’s low-yield environment.

      IFAonline | 10 Oct 2013 | 08:00

      Arguing the case for structured products

      Although rarely seen on platforms, there are more reasons than ever for advisers to consider structures today. Jasper Thomas, investment funds manager at Aviva Pensions & Investments, explains...

      IFAonline | 08 Aug 2013 | 08:00

      Investec SP launches new collection of plans

      Investec Structured Products has launched three new plans which are available for investment until 16 August.

      IFAonline | 18 Jul 2013 | 12:34
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      Nervous or overconfident? 'Unsuitable' structured product investors identified

      ‘Overconfident’ and ‘nervous' investors are unsuitable candidates to be investing in structured products, according to new research.

      IFAonline | 26 Jun 2013 | 09:03

      Structured products on retail platforms – risk or reward?

      Structured products are rarely used on platforms in the UK but Jasper Thomas, investment funds manager at Aviva Pensions & Investments, says there are more reasons than ever for financial advisers to be considering them in a post-RDR world.

      IFAonline | 17 Jun 2013 | 12:18

      RBS exits retail structured product market

      Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has pulled out of the retail structured product market due to high capital costs.

      IFAonline | 14 Jun 2013 | 11:25
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      Morgan Stanley launches 'best-of' growth structured product

      Morgan Stanley has launched a structured product, the Morgan Stanley UK Giants Selector Plan 2.

      IFAonline | 14 Jun 2013 | 10:43
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      Meteor adds two to structured product range

      Meteor Asset Management is launching two products to add to its structured product range.

      IFAonline | 15 May 2013 | 17:30

      Five things clients will call you about this week

      Here are five things clients may have read in the bank holiday weekend’s papers…

      IFAonline | 07 May 2013 | 10:00
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      RSM Tenon wins £5.5m following FSA fine dispute

      RSM Tenon has been reimbursed £5.5m following the settlement of a dispute with its professional indemnity (PI) insurers over who should pay for costs arising from its Financial Services Authority (FSA) fine in 2010.

      IFAonline | 03 May 2013 | 11:49


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