Skandia spreads out

IFAs in the UK remain confused by structured investments, but savings and pensions company Skandia believes that improved regulation means the structured products retail market is finally ready to take off. Amanda Lee reports

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Following the precipice bond mis-selling debacle in the UK, the lack of understanding of structured investments among independent financial advisers (IFAs) remains an obstacle to the development of the retail market. But pensions and savings company Skandia thinks that the UK now has a highly regulated environment that is suitable for the development of more innovative structured products.

Skandia launched its structured products business three years ago after spotting a growing appetite for

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