Structured Products – Do they fit within an adviser’s portfolio construction mandate?

October 19, 2009

According to Gary Dale, Head of Intermediary Sales at Investec Structured Products, they absolutely do! There has been, and continues to be, a lot of talk around this debate with not all parties in agreement on any one solution; traditional funds or structured products?

Investec believes that, in isolation, neither solution delivers the optimal risk/ reward balance. Structured products and traditional funds can and should be considered complementary to one another during the design stage of any portfolio which, in simple terms, allows the client to assess asset class returns in a variety of different ways whilst at the same time adding an element of capital protection.