Close Fund Manage- ment is launching a structured product based on a European accelera- ted fund, offering five times the annual return of the Eurostoxx 50 index over a term of six years. The fund will be sterling hedged and will offer 100 per cent capital protection as long as the index does not fall by 50 per cent during the six years.
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