Structural simplicity

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Retail demand for structured equity products in Hong Kong and Singapore has all but disappeared following the Lehman Brothers minibond debacle and widespread losses from equity accumulators. Private banking clients, meanwhile, are reluctant to look at anything beyond the simplest equity-linked notes (ELNs) as investments. The result is that payoff innovation has taken a back seat in Asia's main equity structured products markets.

"It's a good time to keep it simple," says David Hansson, head of

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