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Morgan Stanley IQ – FTSE Simple Growth Plan 12

Morgan Stanley IQ – FTSE Simple Growth Plan 12

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: 105% of the growth in the index at the end of the term

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term regardless of the performance of the index

Closing date: March 3, 2011, February 24, 2011

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7425 9000


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