Standard Life platform mulls adding Barclays structured products

Standard Life is in discussions with Barclays Capital about adding structured products to the platform, it is understood. If a deal goes ahead, the Barclays Capital funds will be the first structured products on the platform.

A Barclays Wealth spokeswoman says: “We are in discussions with a number of platforms about offering our products.”

Standard Life declined to comment.

Not all platforms offer access to structured products, with Cofunds and Fidelity FundsNetwork also yet to include them. (article continues below)

Skandia offers two funds it classes as structured products, the £405m Investec Multi-Asset Protector fund and the £47m Skandia Shield fund.

Transact, Nucleus and Ascentric offer structured products from various providers.

Geordie Bulmer, senior financial adviser at AISA Professional Chartered Financial Planners, says: “It would make it easier for advisers to use structured products if they are available on platforms.”