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Where to put your structuring teams?

One of the challenges that any financial institution faces is finding the best place in the organisation to locate the retail structured investments team. The position of the team is important because it can help to maximise sales, manage costs, mitigate risks and better meet clients needs. If your company has it’s risk management, product […]

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What to do with the legacy book?

Over the last few years, the number of structured solution providers has reduced as banks, building societies and brokers pull back from the market. As a result there are a number of legacy books of business that will need to be serviced by those firms no longer offering structured products. Over the last few years, providers […]

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Hope for the new year

Happy New Year Last year was probably the most challenging year for structured products in Europe for a long time. According to www.structuredretailproducts.com, sales across the Continent  fell by a third as compared with the 2011. The same story is true for the investment industry as a whole as providers and distributors prepare for new regulations […]

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Challenging year, time for the important things!

This has probably been the most challenging year for structured products in Europe for a number of years. According to www.structuredretailproducts.com, sales across the Continent have fallen by a third since last year. This pattern has been repeated in the UK where new reported volumes have fallen back to just over £6 billion. The last time […]

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Former Skandia head starts SP consulting firm

Story from StucturedRetailProducts.com 2012 © Former Skandia head starts SP consulting firm 15 Jun 2012 Philip Bastiman (pictured), the former head of structured products at Skandia Investment Group, has re-emerged in the structured products market as managing director and founder of his own firm, Structured Investment Solutions Limited. Bastiman told SRP that Structured Investment Solutions […]

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Structured product use set to grow in 2012

Research carried out by Money Management and due to be published in the June edition, showed that advisers expect clients to put more money in structured investments products in the next 12 months. FT Adviser reported that almost a third of respondents said they don’t intend to use the products over the coming year. However, […]

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