Ian Lowes: Can structured products deliver where absolute return hasn't?

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Ian Lowes: "By locking in to a specific contract – which is essentially all they do – structured products allow advisers to have a straight conversation with clients around what everyone’s expectations are."
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Ian Lowes: "By locking in to a specific contract – which is essentially all they do – structured products allow advisers to have a straight conversation with clients around what everyone’s expectations are."

Rather than trying to determine when a market is going to rise or fall, writes Ian Lowes, structured products can offer a degree of certainty around the outcome for clients in a way active asset allocation cannot

Absolute return funds are designed to make money no matter the market conditions and, unsurprisingly, they have grown in popularity among cautious investors in particular ever since the financial crisis....

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