Footloose and FTSE-free

Footloose and FTSE-free

John Gracey, Merchant Capital

"Demand for exposure to a diversified range of asset classes is returning despite the fact that the pricing environment makes it difficult to produce decent payouts," says John Gracey, head of structured products at Merchant Capital in London.

"We're trying to avoid the standard FTSE 100-based products by diversifying the underlying. We've got some international indexes, for instance, including the Nikkei 225, Eurostoxx 50 and S&P 500."

In keeping with the FTSE-free theme, the distributor

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