Asset allocation plays 'thin on the ground' as UK market continues to favour FTSE

Amid tougher market conditions and regulatory scrutiny, FTSE-only products remain the norm for UK investors, but adapting to stricter regulations could strengthen structured products’ position as an investment proposition, say market participants

Against a backdrop of global uncertainties, low interest rates and high volatility, the UK structured products market remains overwhelmingly biased towards FTSE-only products, while the use of alternative assets tends to be for tactical or term enhancement purposes rather than for diversification, according to Tim Mortimer, managing director at Future Value Consultants (FVC), speaking at the UK Structured Products conference held yesterday at One Whitehall Place in London.

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