High-net-worth investment in structured products set to rise

Emerging wealth recovery

After a gradual decline during the past four years, investment in alternative assets, including structured products, is set to rise to the point where it makes up 8% of the portfolios of the world's richest investors by 2011, according to the Capgemini/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management World Wealth Report. High-net-worth investors (HNWIs) allocated 10% to alternatives in 2006, but that figure had shrunk to 6% last year.

"We are seeing a marginal change in the move from assets to alternative invest