Structured Products UK: FTSE 100 retains favoured status as FSA reveals new guidance

UK retail investors remain wedded to structured products based on the FTSE 100 index, to the extent that a third of those asked in a recent survey said that they look at nothing else. With counterparty concerns to the fore, the UK Financial Services Authority revealed its latest guidance to investors on the eve of the Structured Products UK conference. Structured Products staff report

For better or for poorer: UK investors love the FTSE 100

Global uncertainty, low interest rates and high volatility generate persistent preference for FTSE products as investors linger within local markets. The risky image associated with structured products is proving tough to shake off, but adapting to stricter regulations could strengthen their position as an investment proposition, said market participants. The industry remains adamant that UK buyer appetite is strong and structured products will ride this tough terrain.

The UK structured products

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here