Rise of the retail structured products app

The arrival of simple structured product apps has been welcomed by retail investors, but should any moves towards allowing the trading of complex structures via smartphone or tablet be a cause for concern?

Richard Jory
Richard Jory, Structured Products

There is now a structured products app aimed at the retail market. Of course there is; why wouldn't there be? After all, the creation of a structured product is the closest most financiers will get to inserting a multitude of variables into a programme that spits out an answer and is then consumed by the general public. It's like game production and game theory all wrapped up in a single, often complex, investment.

But don't be alarmed. What has been made available to retail investors so far is

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