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Emma Davidson, head of Retail Sales UK and Ireland, Cross Asset Group, for Citi, looks at the main differences between structured products and structured funds

As we know, the markets ended 2010 on a relatively high note. And with a broadly bullish start to 2011, there are great opportunities for fund managers and providers to build on those gains made. Demand for structured funds and structured products is likely to continue to be robust, and while it may sound like semantics, the majority of independent financial advisers will be aware that there are crucial differences between structured funds and more traditional structured products /structured notes. Let’s briefly touch on the core differences. In a nutshell, structured funds are open-e...

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