Despite the appeal of the fund wrapper to expand the adoption of structured products, there are still challenges ahead.

With few UK defined return funds on offer, growth is unlikely to be exponential. Not every structured product provider will be able to benefit from the uptake in interest and setting up a fund is not cheap. Ian Lowes calls his own firm’s experience, “An expensive exercise.” If you want different risk levels, target returns and so on, you need to multiple funds - Taras Rybak, Fusion Asset Management Other niche providers may baulk at the expense, according to Fusion Asset

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