Footsie boosts structured product performance in first half of 2017 - Lowes

Nine of 353 plans made a loss

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A total of 353 structured products matured in the first half of 2017 - more than double the 154 that matured over the same period last year - with just nine producing a loss, according to Lowes Financial Management.

The structured product specialist said the rising level of the FTSE 100 index up to the early part of June this year had led to a large number of ‘early' maturities with an average annualised return to investors of 6.79% across all types of plan - capital at risk, deposit and capital protected. More than 60% of the plans were linked to the FTSE 100 but low levels of market volatility also saw structured product issuers using a combination of individual shares and commodities in a bid to create more attractive returns for investors. Lowes Financial Management founder Ian Lowes (picture...

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