Structured products are an accident waiting to happen for many retirees, with the inflexible terms and conditions of many such products likely to have been tested by the sell-off earlier this year to leave investors exposed to losses, according to 7IM.
Long participation certificates, a new category of trackers, have been added to GPW’s offer of structured products.
Tempo Structured Products (Tempo), part of the Alpha Real Capital group, has confirmed that investors in two of the product options included in their most recent product suite will automatically benefit from significantly improved product terms, made possible because of recent stock market volatility, as a result of Tempo’s unique ‘Stated terms or better’ pledge.
In an industry first, the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) has launched Portfolio Optimiser – a free tool that allows advisers and wealth managers to see how structured products can complement and enhance a wider investment portfolio.
Barclays has joined the UK Structured Products Association with immediate effect bringing total membership to 17 firms.
Cirdan Capital Management (Cirdan Capital) has joined the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) with immediate effect, bringing total UKSPA membership to 16 firms.
Avaloq, a cloud platform and service provider for banks, wealth managers and investment firms, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Zurich-based Derivative Partners AG, an independent information and data provider for Structured Products and Derivatives.
inSPire launches centralised utility to mutualise due diligence costs for structured product industry
inSPire, Delta Capita’s specialist Structured Products service offering, has launched inSPire Due Diligence, a utility focussed on the ‘Know Your Distributor’ due diligence process.
Structured products have been one of the most consistent performers for investors since the financial crisis of 2008, with nearly every product returning at least investors’ initial capital and 88 per cent producing a positive result, new analysis by Lowes Financial Management has found.
Hilbert Investment Solutions is re-launching its UK Conditional Quarterly Autocall, a dual tax year structured product plan designed for those seeking to invest their 2018/2019 & 2019/2020 ISAs.