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Open Professional Paraplanner: What is Alternative?

Professional Paraplanner: What is Alternative?

30 April 2021

While structured products are classed as alternative investments, modern portfolio theory shows they can improve the risk / return ratio of portfolios, says Ian Lowes, managing director of Lowes Financial Management.

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Open Lowes: Structured Product Autocall Review 2021

Lowes: Structured Product Autocall Review 2021

12 March 2021

This latest research from Lowes Structured Products looks at the evolution of the UK Retail Structured Product Autocall Sector.

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Open Lowes: Structured Product 5 Year Performance Review 2021

Lowes: Structured Product 5 Year Performance Review 2021

12 March 2021

The Lowes Structured Products Annual Performance Review 2021 provides a comprehensive overview of the retail structured product maturities of the past five years.

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Open UKSPA: Portfolio Optimiser: One year on

UKSPA: Portfolio Optimiser: One year on

9 March 2021

A lot has changed in the word since we launched Portfolio Optimiser one year ago. While the coronavirus was starting to dominate the headlines, little did we know we were on the brink of a true black swan event. As we've all had to adapt to the challenges of working remotely, tools like our Portfolio Optimiser are more relevant than ever, putting incredible resources at your fingertips in one easy-to-use software solution.

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Open Portfolio Adviser: Investec scraps structured products in the UK to focus on DFM services

Portfolio Adviser: Investec scraps structured products in the UK to focus on DFM services

10 February 2021

“This is a significant move from Investec as they previously dominated structured products in the UK,” said Willis Owen head of personal investing Adrian Lowcock.

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Open UKSPA: Performance analysis blog

UKSPA: Performance analysis blog

8 February 2021

The time and resource you commit to recommending investments might seem overwhelming at times. But that doesn't mean you can cut corners on tasks such as risk profiling, documenting client suitability and performance analysis.

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Open ILP Moneyfacts: Bring structured products into play

ILP Moneyfacts: Bring structured products into play

4 January 2021

Zak de Mariveles, chairman of UKSPA, highlights how the UKSPA Portfolio Optimiser can be used by advisers to analyse the impact of adding structured products to clients’ portfolios.

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Open Professional Paraplanner: Crédit Agricole 17th Signing to UKSPA

Professional Paraplanner: Crédit Agricole 17th Signing to UKSPA

18 November 2020

Please see below a link to a recent article, published by Professional Paraplanner detailing the news that Crédit Agricole have joined the UK Structured Products Association, bringing total membership to 17 firms.

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Open ILP Moneyfacts: Silencing the critics: The structured products success story

ILP Moneyfacts: Silencing the critics: The structured products success story

13 November 2020

In their November issue, ILP Moneyfacts includes a number of features on structured products, looking in particular at the impressive returns across the sector, how structured products can help portfolio diversification and new innovations to look out for.

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Open UK set to tinker with PRIIPs regime, FVC Hub 03 November 2020

UK set to tinker with PRIIPs regime, FVC Hub 03 November 2020

3 November 2020

UK set to tinker with PRIIPs regime, FVC Hub 03 November 2020

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Open Lowes: Structured Product Sector Review of the Decade

Lowes: Structured Product Sector Review of the Decade

4 August 2020

This latest research from Lowes Structured Products looks at the performance of UK IFA distributed structured products over the past decade (2010 – 2019).

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Open Money Observer: Structured products have held up in Covid crisis

Money Observer: Structured products have held up in Covid crisis

16 June 2020

Please see below a link to a recent article published by Money Observer. The article looks at value of structured products amidst recent market turmoil, offering the possibility of positive returns even in difficult market environments.

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Open RegXchange UK target market research

RegXchange UK target market research

10 June 2020

This interesting analysis from RegXchange Limited on the target market for structured products is well worth a read

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Open Structured Edge: UK Structured Products: plotting the recovery

Structured Edge: UK Structured Products: plotting the recovery

12 May 2020

This piece of analysis from Structured Edge looks at the effect on UK structured products caused by the sudden stock market falls at the start of 2020.

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Open Moneyfacts: New decade - new approach to investing?

Moneyfacts: New decade - new approach to investing?

20 April 2020

Zak de Mariveles, UKSPA chairman, looks at how structured products can be a useful part of a balanced portfolio.

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Open Structured Edge: UK structured products protect capital in 2020

Structured Edge: UK structured products protect capital in 2020

15 April 2020

This piece of analysis from Structured Edge looks at the recent stock market volatility and examines how FTSE-linked structured products have fared as a result.

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UKSPA Portfolio Optimiser Launch: Press Summary

UKSPA Portfolio Optimiser Launch: Press Summary

9 March 2020

A summary of the online press coverage we have received following the successful launch of our Portfolio Optimiser tool.

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Open WhatInvestment.co.uk: A Recipe for Success?

WhatInvestment.co.uk: A Recipe for Success?

6 March 2020

Please see below a link to a recent article by our chairman Zak de Mariveles, published by WhatInvestment.co.uk In the article Zak talks about how structured products are a useful diversifier to mitigate against some of the risks faced from investing in volatile markets.

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Open Fundeye: Barclays joins UK Structured Products Association

Fundeye: Barclays joins UK Structured Products Association

26 February 2020

Please see below a link to a recent article, published by Fundeye detailing the news that Barclays have joined the UK Structured Products Association, brining total membership to 17 firms.

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Open Wealth Adviser: Barclays joins UK Structured Products Association

Wealth Adviser: Barclays joins UK Structured Products Association

25 February 2020

Please see below a link to a recent article, published by Wealth Adviser detailing the news that Barclays have joined the UK Structured Products Association, brining total membership to 17 firms.

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Open FVC Structured Product Performance  - February 2020

FVC Structured Product Performance - February 2020

21 February 2020

Please see below a link to a recent article, published by Future Value Consultants. It summarises their recent study into the performance of structured products over the past three years, compared to some popular alternatives that financial advisers often recommend to clients.

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Open Lowes Structured Products Annual Performance Review 2020

Lowes Structured Products Annual Performance Review 2020

29 January 2020

The Lowes Structured Products Annual Performance Review 2020 provides a comprehensive overview of the retail structured product maturities of the past year.

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Open Structured products have been quietly delivering

Structured products have been quietly delivering

19 December 2019

Please see below a link to recent article published by Portfolio Adviser with our chairman Zak de Mariveles. Zak discusses how structured products have been quietly delivering over the past ten years, and how current conditions mean they may well continue to deliver as we enter a new decade

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Open StructuredProductReview.com: 1,000 Compelling Examples

StructuredProductReview.com: 1,000 Compelling Examples

18 December 2019

Please see below a link to recent research published by StructuredProdcutReview.com highlighting the results of FTSE-linked autocall maturities over the past ten years.

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Open Moneyfacts: Structured Products - No Nasty Surprises

Moneyfacts: Structured Products - No Nasty Surprises

3 December 2019

Please see below a link to recent article published by Moneyfacts. With predictability one of the greatest strengths of structured products, Moneyfacts journalist Tim Leonard questions why many advisers remain uncertain of the proposition.

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Open StructuredProductReview.com: Milestone! 1500 Capital at Risk Autocall Structured Products Mature

StructuredProductReview.com: Milestone! 1500 Capital at Risk Autocall Structured Products Mature

22 November 2019

Please see below a link to recent research published by StructuredProdcutReview.com highlighting the results of auto call maturities over the past ten years.

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Open Professional Paraplanner: Capital Protection Need Increases on Investors' Negative Market Views

Professional Paraplanner: Capital Protection Need Increases on Investors' Negative Market Views

15 November 2019

Please see below a link to a recent article published by Professional Paraplanner, highlighting some key extracts from our recent UKSPA consumer research, particularly how investors' scepticism over future market performance is reflected in their product preferences

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Open FT Adviser: Structured products can help in uncertain times

FT Adviser: Structured products can help in uncertain times

27 September 2019

Please see below a link to a recent article by our chairman Zak de Mariveles, published by FT Adviser. In the article, Zak reflects over the decade that's passed since the financial crisis, looking at the lessons learned and how investors' behaviour has changed.

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Open Citywire, David Stevenson: Amid choppy markets, keep an eye on structured products

Citywire, David Stevenson: Amid choppy markets, keep an eye on structured products

24 September 2019

Please see below a link to a recent article by David Stevenson, published by Citywire In the article David highlights how structured products can be a useful addition to investors' portfolios in times of heightened market volatility.

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Open Money Observer: Structured Products: A defensive option for all seasons?

Money Observer: Structured Products: A defensive option for all seasons?

14 August 2019

Please see below a link to a recent article by our chairman Zak de Mariveles, published by Money Observer. In the article Zak examines the case for including structured products with potential for positive returns across a range of market scenarios as part of a balanced portfolio.

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Investment Week: Head-to-Head: Structured products vs absolute return funds

Investment Week: Head-to-Head: Structured products vs absolute return funds

10 May 2019

Please see below a link to a recent article by Lauren Mason, published by Investment Week. In the article Ian Lowes and Adrian Lowcock make the case for structured products and absolute return funds respectively.

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FVC Structured Product Performance  - April 2019

FVC Structured Product Performance - April 2019

8 April 2019

Please see below a link to a recent article, published by Future Value Consultants. It summarises their recent study into the performance of structured products over the past three years, compared to some popular alternatives that financial advisers often recommend to clients.

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2018: Equity markets fall, Structured products prosper

2018: Equity markets fall, Structured products prosper

14 January 2019

Read FVCs year in review: Equity markets fall, Structured products prosper

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Journalist Event at the Shard

Journalist Event at the Shard

28 November 2013

We are delighted to have sponsored StructuredProductReview.com's event at the Shard in London on the evening of the 28th November 2013.

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2013 IFA Conferences

2013 IFA Conferences

28 November 2013

Thank you to all those who attended our 2013 conferences.

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