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Where next for structured products?

Money Marketing will be reporting on the outlook for structured products at a roundtable hosted by Barclays Wealth on Wednesday 27 January. 

Attendees include:

Colin Dickie, Barclays Wealth
Marc Chamberlain, Morgan Stanley
Gary Dale, Investec
Bill Vasilieff, Novia
Ian Lowes, Lowes Financial Management
Bruce Wilson, Helm Godfrey
Julie Smith, Fair Investment

Please contact with any questions you would like the Money Marketing team to put to the panel on the day.  


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  1. An informed and constructive debate about structured products is no bad thing, though I really cannot understand why some people seem to have such an irrational hatred of them.

    They are by no means suitable for all types of client or all phases in investment markets and nor are they risk free. But, provided the risk is understood, the counterparty is sound and due account is taken of the fact that the collapse of Lehmann Bros was an extremely rare event (not to mention one that the Fed, not long after, regretted having allowed to happen), they have their place.

    For the most part, in my experience, they do deliver what they say on the tin that they hope or aim (not promise) to.

    Stay away from complicated ones that depend on the performance of more than one index to deliver the goods and, for the most part, they’re a pretty sound bet. Only the ones that look too good to be true, like most things, nearly always are.

  2. I would like to know how Keydata managed to sell ISA’s for 6 years, which were never approved by HMRC?

    How can we be sure that this wont happen again, given that the Regulator (FSA) has stated that it’s not their job to check the products of the firms it regulates?

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