Chasing the channel

AWD Chase de Vere has spent the best part of a decade building a tried-and-trusted structured products distribution channel of 250 independent advisers. In the wake of the Lehman Brothers collapse, the firm is increasing its focus on the financial strength that underpins products. By Sophia Morrell


AWD Chase De Vere has been distributing structured products for around seven years, which is roughly the length of time that Julie Smith, AWD's evocatively titled head of protection and structured products, has been with the firm, which is based in Bath. The past seven years have seen both the best and worst of times for UK structured products, stretching back as far as the precipice bond fiasco that damaged the market in its early stages. "We came into contact with precipice bonds, as I'm sure

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here