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Morgan Stanley – FTSE Protected Growth Plan 7

Guaranteed equity bond

Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment:
£5,000-no maximum,
Isa £3,000-£7,000

Six years

30% of original investment at end of three years if index rises by at least 30%, otherwise 120% growth in index at end of term

Original capital returned in full regardless of performance of index

Closing date:
November 15, 2004, November 1, 2004 for Isa/Pep transfers

Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7425 9000


Poor performance of VCTs a myth, say stockbrokers.

Stockbrokers Charles Stanley claims that the widely held view that the overall performance of VCTs is poor is a myth. In a new VCT handbook the stockbrokers says that with enhanced tax rebates there is a strong case for resubscribing to the trusts. It advises investors to diversify their portfolios of VCTs by subscribing for […]

90% of workers would sacrifice pay for benefits

The vast majority of UK workers are willing to sacrifice part of their salary in exchange for staff benefits, according to research by Aon Consulting. Almost 90 per cent of the 2,000 adults surveyed who are employed in regular work said they would be willing to sacrifice some of their salary for more emp-loyee benefits. […]

Post-sale cash should go to the serving adviser

I refer to Roger Yates&#39 letter (Money Marketing, September 16) on the subject of renewal commission. As someone who joined the industry in 1970 – before Lautro – I was always taught that renewal commission was paid as an incentive to agents to service the client&#39s ongoing needs and, as a result, hopefully produce further […]

Framlington – Framlington Aim VCT

Type: Venture capital trust Aim: Growth by investing mainly in companies listed on Aim Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000 Closing date: November 30, 2004 Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 2%Commission: Initial 3% or initial 2.25% and renewal 0.375% Tel: 0845 766 0184


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