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Dawnay Day Quantum – Protected Commodities Accelerator V

Dawnay Day Quantum

Protected Commodities Accelerator V

Type: Capital protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of a portfolio of industrial metals and energy-related commodities

Minimum-maximum investment: 15,000-no maximum, Isa 7,000

Term: Five years

Return: 150% of any growth in the commodities portfolio

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of the performance of the underlying investments

Closing date: November 25, 2005, November 4, 2005 for Isa/Pep transfers

Commission: Initial 3.5%

Tel: 020 7861 0900

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