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Blue Sky Asset Management – Absolute Return Plan

Blue Sky Asset Management – Absolute Return Plan

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-no maximum, Isa £7,200, £10,200 for the over 50s

Term: Six years

Return: 42.5 to 72 per cent growth based on positive and negative movements in the index, provided index is at or above its initial value on the final day of the term

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 50% by the final day of the term

Closing date: January 25, 2009, January 8, 2009 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 2%



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