UK providers go back to basics

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The UK structured products market remains very heavily based on the FTSE 100, with a range of fairly simple payouts. And though emerging-markets products such as Bric (Brazil, Russia, India and China) equity baskets have returned to popularity this year, bankers see little sign of any lessening of the dominance of domestic equities, which is much greater than in other major European markets.  

One reason is that in times of crisis conservative investors always prefer stocks that they know well,

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