Is it time to revisit structured products?

Following years of strong returns

Mike Sheen
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The average per annum return of index-based investment products was 6.8%, according to FVC
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The average per annum return of index-based investment products was 6.8%, according to FVC

Structured products (SPs) have outperformed funds, bonds and cash in recent years, research suggests, after delivering universally positive performance since 2016.

But fund buyers argue the strong returns and the element of protection they offer must be weighted with their unique set of risks as well as their relative complexity. Lowes launches structured investment strategies fund SPs have been in existence for decades and aim to provide pre-defined returns dependent on the performance of an underlying asset, such as a market index, over a set period.  Investors have the opportunity to receive a predefined capital gain at maturity or receive income payments over the life of the investment with initial capital repaid at maturity. However, ...

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