UK Wrap: Vanilla repeats rule the roost

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Products stay the same

Capital guarantees in the UK market have been scarce recently. The FTSE 100 has been extremely popular and the majority of products issued in the second half of June were subject to capital gains tax (CGT) - many were repeats of tried-and-tested structures. "While structured products work well in non-vanilla asset classes, the vast majority of the population are still not ready for exotic options and don't want to venture off the straight and narrow - the FTSE is as vanilla as you can get," s