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Open UK Structured Products Association welcomes Barclays as a new member

UK Structured Products Association welcomes Barclays as a new member

24 February 2020

The UK Structured Products Association announced today that Barclays will join as a new member with immediate effect.

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UK Structured Products Association welcomes Cirdan Capital as a new member

UK Structured Products Association welcomes Cirdan Capital as a new member

18 November 2019

The UK Structured Products Association announced today that Cirdan Capital Management Ltd will join as a new member with immediate effect.

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UKSPA survey reveals investors' low expectations for markets

UKSPA survey reveals investors' low expectations for markets

30 October 2019

Almost two-thirds (64%) of investors are negative or neutral on the short-term market outlook for the FTSE 100 index, and just over half (51%) are negative or neutral over the medium term, fresh research reveals.

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UKSPA publishes educational videos to help fill investor knowledge gap

UKSPA publishes educational videos to help fill investor knowledge gap

16 August 2016

16th August 2016: The UKSPA has launched a series of videos aimed at financial advisers and their retail clients, explaining how different types of structured product work and who they might be suitable for.

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New FOS data shows structured products as best in class

New FOS data shows structured products as best in class

24 March 2016

21st March 2016: Recent data released from the Financial Ombudsman shows that out of the 3,128 complaints relating to investment-linked products in the past year, only 37 complaints were about structured products.

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Belgian and UK trade bodies become full EUSIPA members

Belgian and UK trade bodies become full EUSIPA members

1 March 2016

Brussels and London, 01 March 2016: The Belgian Structured Investment Products Association (BELSIPA) and the UK Structured Products Association (UK SPA) have joined fellow European structured products associations as full members of EUSIPA. The new membership status becomes effective on 1 March.

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UK Structured Products Association welcomes Target Servicing Limited as a new member

UK Structured Products Association welcomes Target Servicing Limited as a new member

23 November 2015

Today, the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) announces that Target Servicing Limited (Target) will join as a new member with immediate effect. Target is the third firm to join the UKSPA in 2015, bringing the total membership to 16 firms.

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UK Structured Products Association welcomes Natixis as new member

UK Structured Products Association welcomes Natixis as new member

17 November 2015

Today, the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) announces that Natixis will join as a new member with immediate effect. This brings the total membership of the UKSPA to 15 firms, and consolidates further the position of the UKPSA as an important and influential body representing the structured products industry.

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UK Structured Products Association announces the launch of a series of performance indices

UK Structured Products Association announces the launch of a series of performance indices

12 August 2015

Today, the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) announces the launch of a series of performance indices for structured products, available to view via our website. These performance indices show mark-to-market values of publicly offered products issued in the UK retail structured product market since January 2009.

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UK Structured Products Association initial response to FCA thematic review and research on structured products

UK Structured Products Association initial response to FCA thematic review and research on structured products

6 March 2015

Today, the UK Structured Products Association ("UKSPA”) makes an initial statement in response to the recently published FCA thematic review on structured products, and the related occasional paper discussing how investors value structured deposits.

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UK Structured Products Association launches new product website for advisers

UK Structured Products Association launches new product website for advisers

26 February 2015

The UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) today announced the launch of their Product Review website. The free website will host details of all 'Members' products currently in subscription. The website will allow financial advisers to search and compare different products more easily, by seeing key information for each offering in a concise and uniform format.

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UK Structured Products Association introduces product risk ratings

UK Structured Products Association introduces product risk ratings

2 February 2015

Today, the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) announces the introduction of the UKSPA Risk Ratings. The purpose of the ratings is to allow financial advisers to compare different structured products more easily and help select those that match their clients' risk profiles more closely.

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UK Structured Products Association welcomes Mariana Capital as new member

UK Structured Products Association welcomes Mariana Capital as new member

22 January 2015

Today, the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) announces that Mariana Capital will join as a new member with immediate effect. This brings the total membership of the UKSPA of 13 teams, and further strengthens the ability of the UKSPA to provide the information and education to the wider community on behalf of the Industry.

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UKSPA announced new chairman for 2013/2014

UKSPA announced new chairman for 2013/2014

6 November 2013

The UK Structured Products Association ('UKSPA') today announces the election of Zak de Mariveles, managing director at Societe Generale, as chairman. Zak replaces Jamie Smith, who has been chairman of UKSPA since 2011.

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UKSPA statement on Reyker's decision to levy additional charges on structured product investors

UKSPA statement on Reyker's decision to levy additional charges on structured product investors

3 May 2013

Whenever a company goes into administration and investors are either at risk or loss or asked to pay additional fees, this is never a good outcome.

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UKSPA responds to FCA Chief Executive's comments on Structured Products

UKSPA responds to FCA Chief Executive's comments on Structured Products

12 April 2013

The UK Structured Products Association ('UKSPA') notes the comments made in a recent speech by the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley. Whilst the UKSPA strongly disagrees that "structured products" are like "spread bets on steroids", it also believes that many of the comments have been taken out of context and somewhat sensationalised in the press

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UKSPA calls for greater accuracy and balance in consumer finance press

UKSPA calls for greater accuracy and balance in consumer finance press

8 March 2013

The UKSPA has announced its disappointment with a Daily Mail article about structured products (‘Savers Lured Into a £9Billion Gamble'), and are calling for the consumer press to be held more accountable for the accuracy of their articles.

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91% of statistics are false: An open letter to the editorial team at Which?

91% of statistics are false: An open letter to the editorial team at Which?

10 January 2013

Jamie Smith, Chairman of the UK Structured Products Association writes an open letter to Martyn Saville and the Money Team at Which? in response to their article in January 2013 titled 'Not so simple savings'

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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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