Absa Capital enjoys the boost from Barclays

Into the mainstream

Ryan Sydow, Absa Capital

Structured products have been around in South Africa for nearly a decade, but it is only now that they are being used by retail investors as part of core investment portfolios. "Gone are the days of opacity and in their place is a set of very simple clear products where the risks are clearly presented for all to see," says Aileen Campbell, head of product and distribution support at Absa Private Bank in Johannesburg. "Structured products are being offered directly from investment banks rather th

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