A love-hate relationship

A growing number of traditional long-only asset managers such as Henderson Global Investors, Insight Investments and F&C Asset Management are tapping the structured products market. But suspicion about the market's true worth remains, as Shamillia Sivathambu discovers

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Structured products will be the most popular type of retail fund in Europe by 2010. So concludes the latest survey of European financial product distributors by financial services forum Pims International. Demand is expected to be particularly strong among independent financial advisers (IFAs) and German distributors, strengthening the view that the retail market is ripe for the picking. Long-only equity funds, on the other hand, will slip to seventh place overall as a result of the increasing

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