Structured products: Ever reliable returns?



Graham Devile, managing director of Meteor Asset Management, on why a volatile climate has boosted the popularity of structured products.

The first quarter of 2012 has seen the markets continue to operate without much direction. No clear sign as to where long-term growth will be generated means sentiment remains neutral or, at best, minimally positive. It is a difficult time for IFAs, who find themselves up against a low interest rate and high inflation environment, which is impacting on their clients’ savings. Investors and advisers have therefore sought alternatives to the traditional forms of investments in a bid to gain greater returns on their capital. This has resulted in a positive impact on the structured produc...

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