Unlocking the future

special report: structured products

The market for capital-protected products has expanded significantly in recent times in response to investors becoming more risk averse during the bear market - the result of seeing significant losses to their equity investments during that time.

This even resulted in some high-profile pension funds making asset-allocation moves to fixed income investments, and created demand for a new breed of product that could provide capital protection.

There has also been a much higher degree of competiti