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Barclays designs shelter

Barclays Wealth is offering a new suite of protected investments due to market volatility.

The plans will be open between May 1 and June 30, offering various degrees of capital protection and shielding investors from the market exposure associated with Oeics and unit trusts.

The range will include the protected FTSE plan, offering 1.5 per cent times any rise in the FTSE 100 index up to a maximum return of 22.5 per cent with the three-year plan or 51 per cent with the fiveyear plan with an early maturity option.

Barclays is also launching a six-year minimum return plan, with a 24 per cent fixed return plus a variable bonus of up to 18 per cent depending on the performance of the FTSE 100.

Two more products will include the regular income bond, an income-only product linked to the Dow Jones Stoxx 50 Index, and a five-year super tracker with six times any rise in the FTSE 100, up to a maximum return of 75 per cent.

Barclays Wealth manager Lisa Chaudhuri says: “Advisers need continuous access to competitive products with various degrees of protection.”

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