UK Structured Products Association announces the launch of a series of performance indices
12th August 2015Today, 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.
The performance indices are published on a monthly basis, covering all qualifying products as well as a breakdown by different sectors, product types and risk ratings. As well as showing the historical performance levels for each index, the UKSPA website will show the number of qualifying products included in the performance index at each historical point.
The purpose of the performance indices is to provide a useful benchmark to how different types of structured product have performed historically, and the data can be compared to the historical performance of other investment types and benchmark indices. UKSPA intends to publish regular commentary alongside the performance indices, to help advisers and market commentators analyse and apply the data for their own purposes.
This launch follows the recent initiatives from UKSPA to enhance the level of information available to advisers, via their Product Codes and Risk Ratings.
Zak de Mariveles, Chairman of UKSPA comments:
"This is an important development by the industry, to create aggregated and independently produced performance metrics for structured products, and we hope that advisers and investors alike find the data we provide useful and informative. Structured products on the whole have been delivering strong returns for investors for many years, and our new performance indices provide the evidence for this."
The performance indices can be viewed here.
The first commentary, from David Stephenson is included here.
Download the full PDF here.