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Investors exiting AIG enhanced fund likely to make 12 per cent loss, say valuers

Investors wishing to exit the AIG Life enhanced fund on December 15 would be likely to lose around 12 per cent of their total investment compared to the value before it was frozen, according to an independent valuation.

Third-party valuers Cairn Capital have forecast the assets in the enhanced fund would be likely to achieve 74.8 per cent of their value prior to September 15 when the fund was frozen.

Investors have been allowed to withdraw 50 per cent of their fund at full value, which means that the figure would amount to 25.2 per cent loss on the second half of their investment or a 12.1 per cent loss overall.

The loss is towards the lower end of what AIG Life initially suggested – which was between 50 and 80 per cent of the enhanced part of the fund- which could have led to a total loss of 25 per cent upon exit.

Investors can choose to keep their money in the fund via the maturity plan and remove it at any time or stay in the fund until 2012 whereby their full capital is guaranteed.

Alternatively, investors can take the conditional exit plan, which means that they would only withdraw their funds if the assets were able to achieve a specified threshold price.


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