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Credit Suisse First Boston – Global Titans Income or Protected Growth Plan 2

Type: Guaranteed equity bond

Aim: Income or growth by investing in a Jersey based company

Minimum-maximum investment: £7,000-no maximum

Term: Five years

Guarantee: Capital returned in full at end of term regardless of

performance of underlying investment

Return: Choice of up to 55% growth, 10% income a year or 2.25%

income a quarter

Interest rate: 6%

Closing date: April 8, 2002

Commission: Initial up to 4%

Tel: 0800 3281997


Investment view

I hesitate to mention the name Roddy Kohn in this column – not least because he does not mention me in the one he writes for an altogether inferior publication. However, Roddy was responsible for chairing the question and answer panel on which I sat at the first of this year&#39s AITC Forums in London […]

A pension crisis can be averted

A pension crisis is not a pension crisis simply because the national newspapers say so but the system is on the verge of one.Companies are converting to defined-contribution arrangements and often cutting contributions to boot. But what can be done?The phasing out of the dividend tax credit has hit home but its reversal is politically […]


Members of approved occupational schemes, whose benefits are below the maximum allowed by the Inland Revenue, can consider a number of routes to increase their benefits.A contribution could be made to an in-house AVC or FSAVC. This would need to be within the aggregate maximum personal contribution of 15 per cent of remuneration, capped where […]

N&P offers to sunny Spain

Norwich and Peterborough has introduced a five-year fixed-rate mortgage that is available for the purchase of properties in southern Spain.The mortgage is aimed at UK expatriates who are living in Spain, people looking for a holiday home or thinking about retiring to the region.It is available for loans of up to 75 per cent of […]

Show me the money – earnings are central to performance in Europe

Equity markets globally currently remain vulnerable to sharp shifts in sentiment caused by either unexpected or unwelcome outcomes in key upcoming political events (the US and German elections, Brexit and the Italian referendum). These top-down influences, combined with the current low global growth environment, will likely lead to broadly directionless markets, and prolong the current low beta return environment. We do, though, […]


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