Structured Products

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In this issue

Post-Lehman, providers are shifting towards a new product mix in a bid to shed the image of risky complexity

Industry aims to keep it simple(r)

Fastest growing products are those that are the easiest to understand

Providers see the need to educate market investors

Regulation could aid distribution by requiring education

Watchdogs and low interest rates are double trouble

Products protecting against low interest rates are in demand

Rulemakers are looking to bolster investor protection

Development and marketing are under scrutiny

ETFs gain as structured products flounder

Industry is keen to emphasise advantages of ETFs

Extra layer of mystery in guessing outcomes

It is virtually impossible and possibly misleading to track performance

Opinions vary on sales to insurers and funds

Institutions are becoming more adventurous about structured products

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