Capital protected

Structured products

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The deal flow of structured products with capital protection in Australia last year was estimated at about A$4 billion ($3.8 billion) by industry participants, with the market described as still relatively niche. But a number of factors, including several legislative changes - such as simpler tax treatment of capital-protected structured products to clarify full deductibility of costs and interest, and the permission for some superannuation funds to take on leverage - may mean the market is

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