The Swedish Structured Investment Products Association (SPIS) was formed in 2008 as a project within the Swedish Securities Dealers Association. The aim was to create common guidelines of marketing material for structured investments, these guidelines resulted in the SPIS industry code. The industry contains guidelines for the disclosure of information regarding structured investments, affiliated companies’ adherence is examined twice a year. (more…)
Before buying a structured product you should check the following:
Remember to always read the information regarding the risks in the base prospectus and final terms and conditions before investing.
Structured products have been around since the 80s but it was only in the late 90s that they began to be offered widely to the public, that is a relatively new form of savings.
Structured products are customized investment products where the investor is offered placements based on their own view of risk and return. For example, there are capital protected products that take part of the return in exchange for a capital guarantee, while other types of structured products offer the opportunity for higher returns by increasing their risk. (more…)