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Structured notes: Wealthy seek to profit from unstable markets

High-net-worth investors are keen to use structured notes to profit from volatility in the equity market, and to take advantage of opportunities elsewhere. John Ferry looks at what is on offer.

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UNLIKE, SAY, THE manager of a long-only equity fund, who might find it difficult to pull in new customers during a bear market, a structured note seller is in the enviable position of being able to present clients with an upbeat investment case no matter what the market conditions. That’s because it is just as easy to engineer a derivatives-based investment that will increase in value when markets go down as it is to put together a product that will profit when markets are rising. They can even be structured to give an attractive return when markets are moving sideways. It is no surprise then that the credit crisis and subsequent increase in equity market volatility has not fazed structured note issuers.


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