Structured products versus ETFs: Which is best?

Blurring the boundaries


The structured products market was developed around 20 years ago from the financial engineering expertise of French and UK bankers, before spreading across Europe, the US and Asia. The instruments have since exposed many investors to a variety of asset classes through the use of derivatives. However, this has attracted as much criticism as praise. Many in the media and financial sectors condemn the instruments as too complex - saying the retail audience does not understand the inner workings of

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