“Soft protection” is both deceptive and unnecessary, warn Irish distributors

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"Soft protection" has strings attached on the upside and the downside, Irish distributors warn investors

The Irish structured products market is already in a state of flux, and terms used by structurers such as “soft protection” add no value to investors' risk-return portfolios, Irish distributors warn.

HSBC Private Bank is vehemently against the use of the term "soft protection" when selling capital-at-risk structures to clients. “It is both unnecessary and misleading to investors,” says Aidan Quinlan, director at HSBC Private Banking in Dublin. “When selling structured products to clients, our sa

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