Closing the gap between structured products and funds

Rise of the chameleons

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Graham Devile, Meteor Asset Management

Structured products are no longer enough, if the recent offerings from the UK mainstay structured product distributors are anything to go by. While the market is still awash with ever-popular FTSE 100-based autocalls, as well as slightly more ambitious multi-index or stock basket underlyings, some providers are aiming to challenge funds with smart strategies or open-ended offerings that do not quite fall into any established category. Take the StartPoint Investments Flexible Fund Stars Plan J