Investec has been the most prolific provider of structured products in the UK retail market in March. Tim Mortimer of Future Value Consultants casts his eye over the latest trends in the UK
Maturing products from a range of UK distributors prove decent returns are available from structured products
Investec is offering UK investors a six-year autocallable with an American barrier and five-day averaging, as well as cover against issuer insolvency. Payment of the defined return is linked to the fortunes...
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