The number of new retail structured products issued in the UK last year increased by 20% to 380, according to FVC. Investec Structured Products was the busiest with 30% of all products reviewed.
In December 2010, Investec, Barclays Bank and Gilliat Financial Solutions were the leading providers of structured products in the UK. Barclays issued the biggest notional volume in the US in December and issued 26% of all UK and US products in 2010.
Capital-at-risk kickouts were the most popular product