Tempting Australian investors back into structured products

A tighter grip on yield


Relatively high interest rates in Australia since 2008 have increased the appeal of basic deposit products as banks have been able to offer returns in excess of 6% at a time when equity markets have been trending sideways. As a result, and with risk aversion showing little sign of easing, the country's investor base has turned to cash and defensive assets such as fixed income and high-yielding term deposits. But weaker-than-expected growth in the Australian economy has raised the prospect of loo

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