The UK retail structured products market is sowing the seeds for a healthy future. In 1996, around £1.5 billion was invested in retail structured products in the UK, with something like 20 providers active in the market, says Chris Taylor, chief executive of boutique investment firm Blue Sky Asset Management. By 2007, volumes had increased to around £7 billion, with more than 70 providers active.
A bullish Blue Sky forecasts that this trend will continue. "We think that issuance volumes in the UK