Why structured products might benefit from the FSA's Retail Distribution Review

Market participants in the UK are optimistic that the removal of commission in favour of fees for financial advice as part of the Financial Services Authority's Retail Distribution Review will help sales of structured products


Implementation of the UK Financial Services Authority's Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will be costly for independent financial advisers (IFAs) but will make structured products more attractive to investors, according to market participants.

Many distributors regard the RDR – which will end the payment of commission to financial advisers by product providers – as an opportunity. The transition to a fees-based model will boost the appeal of structured products, says Elizabeth Dungworth, lead

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