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Structured products platform launches in the UK

The UK’s first structured product investment platform, Structured Products Go, has gone live today.

The platform has been launched by former Barclays Capital structured product specialist Phil Taylor and Ben Murison, who was previously Royal Bank of
Scotland vice president of structured products for the UK.

The platform has been developed in-house with RBS, Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, Nomura, Citigroup, Jubilee Financial Products and Gilliat Financial Solutions products available via the platform.

The firm says it aims to become the central investment platform for the structured product market.

SPGO co-founder Phil Taylor says: “We aim to bring unprecedented acces and simplicity to the structured product market to ensure structured products can finally be compared credibly side by side managed funds and ETF’s.”


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