Structured products and their role in investment
Structured products play an important role in the investment market as they can be easily adapted to meet specific objectives.
They are pre-packaged products that consist of a blend of financial instruments: stocks, bonds, commodities, derivatives, stock indexes, debts, foreign currencies, etc.
Structured products provide exposure to experience highly specialised investment niches which require in-depth technical expertise and structuring abilities.
They have a maturity period and additional coupon payments can be made based on target conditions being achieved. Depending on the way the product is structured an investor may not get back the original amount invested if certain conditions are not met.
As each structured investment product has different risks, like liquidity, expiry, foreign exchange or hitting certain targets an investor needs to be fully alert to all the requirements of the investment.