Much of the adviser community remains wary of structured products, often seeing them as complex vehicles that gamble on indices not losing a set percentage over the 5-6 year investment period. David Burrows looks at how these products are structured, the criticisms that advisers raise, providers' response to those criticisms and how the new wave of products can fit within a client's portfolio.
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