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Gilliat Financial Solutions – Lock-In Growth Series Issue 1

Gilliat Financial Solutions

Lock-In Growth Series Issue 1

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index through option one, the S&P GSCI-ER commodities index through option two or the FTSE Epra/Nareit Developed Europe property index

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, Isa £7,200

Term: Five years and two weeks

Return: Option one – 31.75% growth at the end of the term provided the index is at or above its initial value on any of the product’s annual anniversaries, option two – 34.5% growth, option two -32.5% growth

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided the underlying index does not fall by more than 50% during the term without returning to at least its initial value

Closing date: November 13, 2009, October 23, 2009 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7012 2800


Meteor goes platinum

Meteor Asset Management has introduced the prima platinum plan, a capital-protected bond providing growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 indices for five years.

Worth the weight

Gold has been a hot topic of late, as its price again surged through $1,000 an ounce. The last time I featured the best-known gold fund – BlackRock gold & general – in this column was in October 2007. At that stage, the gold price was around $760, so how has the fund performed in the last couple of years?


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