LONDON -- Many European derivatives dealers putting together structured notes for investors say their clients are focusing on simpler structures in the capital markets after this year' s market turmoil.

The collapse in the bond markets, and the roller-coaster ride many investors were put through during bond market volatility in the early patt of this year, has made them less willing to enter complex structured positions they don't understand, the dealers note. Structured notes are over-the-counter transactions that package securities with derivatives and offer highly leveraged positions that can maximize profits ff markets move in anticipated directions.

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