Equities slump could favour defensive structured products

Several FTSE 100-linked products with defensive strike values – starting values set at less than 100% of the index’s value on the date the product prices – have been offered to the UK market recently, which is apt timing for investors looking to make gains in retreating markets

tim mortimer of future value consultants
Tim Mortimer, Future Value Consultants

Tim Mortimer is managing director of Future Value Consultants

As global equities enter their most sustained slump of recent years, investors might be forgiven for taking a step back from the market and allowing it to draw breath. But those looking to profit from limited growth in blue-chip equities – or even modest declines – could profit by using structured products with defensive strikes – strike levels that are lower than 100% of the initial value of the underlying.

Defensive products allow

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact info@risk.net or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact info@risk.net to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Risk.net? View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here