Nick Johal: Not 'liking' structured products makes no intuitive sense

A contract, not an asset class

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Nick Johal: "With a strong track record and high forward-looking probabilities of achieving their positive return, there is a strong argument for using autocalls within a diversified portfolio."
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Nick Johal: "With a strong track record and high forward-looking probabilities of achieving their positive return, there is a strong argument for using autocalls within a diversified portfolio."

It is wrong to think of structured products as an asset class in their own right, argues Nick Johal - they are simply investments that offer access to actual asset classes such as equities

‘Structured products' or ‘structured investments' are widely used terms that can usually be relied upon to provoke some sort of a reaction among advisers - generally a positive one for those who have used...

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