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100% Return pledged regardless of markets

Dawnay Day Quantum is set to offer a Japan-focused structured investment product on May 30, which guarantees 100 per cent return on investment after six years regardless of the Japanese stockmarket’s performance.

The firm says its protected Japan multiplier provides geared upside exposure to Japan’s Topix investment index, with full capital protection and no currency risk.

If Topix, which tracks around 1,500 companies, rises by at least 30 per cent over three years, investors will get a final payment of 130 per cent on their original investment. If the index fails to grow by 130 per cent over the period, investors will get back 140 per cent of their investment after six years.

Managing director Mark Mathias says: “It is solid protection for low to medium-risk investors and gives them exposure to markets they would not normally be exposed to.”


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The buy-to-let sector has experienced a healthy start to 2006, according to UCB Home Loans.It says growth has been experienced in London, partly due to the 2012 Olympics, an area that had previously been in decline.UCB adds that the previous 4 per cent nationwide decline in BTL transactions in the first half of 2005 has […]


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