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Morgan Stanley IQ – FTSE Gilt-Backed Growth Plan 6

Morgan Stanley IQ – FTSE Gilt-Backed Growth Plan 6

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, Isa £10,200

Term: Six years

Return: 7.25% growth plus the return of original capital at the end of year one provided index is at or above its initial value, 14.5% growth plus capital at the end of year two, 21.75% growth plus capital at the end of year three, 29% growth plus capital at the end of year four, 36.25% growth plus capital at the end of year five or 43.5% growth plus capital at the end of year six

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

Closing date: December 24, 2010, December 17, 2010 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7425 9000



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