Structured Products Outlook 2014: Hybrids to shine but retail protection looms

Structured Products gathers together industry figures to discern the key trends for 2014. Regulation, complexity, suitability, appropriateness, volatility, dividends and correlation will all remain major factors, while consolidation, new markets in Latin America and retail recovery in Asia are also on the cards. Richard Jory asks the questions


Structured Products (SP): What is the biggest challenge the structured products industry faces in 2014?

Srikant Dash, head of Bloomberg Indexes in New York: Continuing to navigate the move from complex, higher margin products to simpler, lower margin products, and competing with exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the attention of advisers and investors.

Richard Couzens, global head of investor solutions product origination at Barclays in London: There are consistent themes across the broader

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