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Jargon Buster - G


Is the amount of participation that an investor will receive in the performance of the Underlying. For example, a Gearing of 150% means that investors will receive 150% of the Underlying’s performance. Please also see ‘Leverage’.

Growth Products

Growth products are those that offer a potential growth return, to be paid when the product matures. See also 'Product Type'.


Is the company that guarantees the securities that make up a Structured Product if the Issuer is unable to fulfil its obligations.

We've put together a glossary of terminology associated with structured products.

While these are standard definitions, it's important that you read the relevant product literature before investing, as providers might use a slightly different definition to those detailed here.

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Representing the collective interests of leading structured product manufacturers in the UK

The UK Structured Products Association ('UKSPA') is a membership organisation established by the leading manufacturers of structured products in the UK. UKSPA provides a unified voice for its members, working with regulators, financial advisers and other trade bodies. It serves a number of important functions, including engaging with regulators, developing best practice guidelines, educating the investment community and providing a useful source of information for manufacturers, financial advisers and retail investors within the UK.

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