Structured products weather commodities downturn

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Commodity-linked structured products issuance remains buoyant despite a downturn that saw the S&P GSCI post its worst performance in July since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The benchmark commodity index slipped 12.23%, largely as a result of the Energy Index's 13.65% slide, while the Agricultural Index also lost 11.38%.

While the falls have led to some outflows from the institutional side of the business, retail investors have shown consistent interest in structured products to provide both princi

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