Investec bets on defensive products

New head of intermediary distribution sees opportunities in UK pension reforms

Colin Brockman, Investec Structured Products

For Colin Brockman, the new head of intermediary distribution at Investec Structured Products, there are fruitful times ahead for the UK market. The reshaping of the pension landscape following chancellor George Osborne's 2014 Budget is making space for innovative iterations of structured retirement plans to bed in among the elderly, while investor concerns about the skittishness of financial markets is propelling an exodus into defensive products.

These are both sectors in which Brockman believ

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