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Cater Allen Private Bank – Cater Allen Growth Plan 9

Cater Allen Private Bank – Cater Allen Growth Plan 9

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,100-£1m, Isa £10,200

Term: Six years

Return: 120% of the growth in the index at the end of the term

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term regardless of the performance of the index

Closing date: March 31, 2011

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 0500 009462


Aegon multi-asset fund aims for 10% annual return

Aegon Asset Management is to introduce a multi-asset fund aiming for an annual return of 10 per cent over a three-year period. The strategic assets fund will launch on March 1 and will com- prise predominantly long- only investments, principally in equities and fixed income. The fund will be placed in the IMA cautious managed […]

House prices up 0.2% in January

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Debt will push Japan into technical default

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Don’t play chicken with the Bank of Japan

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