The Structured Products Independent Financial Adviser survey

Structured products are as popular as they have ever been among independent financial advisers in the UK, or at least that’s the broad conclusion of the third annual Structured Products IFA survey. Respondents continue to complain that UK regulator the Financial Services Authority is determined to do structured products down, while ignoring the dangers implicit in other investment vehicles. Richard Jory analyses the numbers


Full survey results are available here


Mud sticks, especially when thrown by a regulator. While market conditions would appear to be sweetly set for an ever-increasing use of structured products, the continued bad press and negative regulatory statements continue to chip away at the sale of these investments. One independent financial adviser (IFA) offered the following response to the third annual Structured Products IFA survey: "While I like structured products, I have not been able to use

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