Structured products are more popular now than they were a year ago, according to new research by Barclays Wealth.
Following a survey of more than 300 independent financial advisers (IFA), 69 per cent said they believed structured products had become a more attractive investment over the past year.
In contrast, only seven per cent of IFAs said they thought the products had lost some of their appeal, while one in five claimed their popularity over the last year remains unchanged.
Welcoming the findings, Lisa Chaudhuri, manager at Barclays Wealth said: "It is encouraging to see that advisers increasingly appreciate the merits of structured products despite a difficult year for the investment industry.
"The challenge has always been to secure for structured products a more prominent place in personal portfolios, and the research – and continued strong demand – suggests that this is increasingly happening as advisers' perception changes."
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