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Morgan Stanley IQ – Protected Growth Plan 41

Morgan Stanley IQ – Protected Growth Plan 41

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, Isa £10, 680

Term: Six years

Return: 22% growth plus the original capital at the end of year three provided the index has grown by 10% or more, otherwise 100% 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: June 23, 2011, June 16, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7425 9000




Four convicted of mortgage frauds worth over £1m

Four Yorkshire men and women have been convicted of mortgage frauds worth over £1m. Anthony Nixon, Samantha Nixon, Mark Spencer and Karen Jackson were given suspended sentences and community orders when they appeared in Leeds Crown Court on Friday. Both Nixons pleaded guilty to conspiring to obtain money transfers by deception and money laundering offences […]

Golden oldie

It is interesting to see how fund managers react to poor performance. It either leads to obstinacy and a period of sticking to their gun, or to soul-searching and an admission that changes need to be made. With Midas balanced growth and Midas balanced income, the latter was the case. For years, Midas was the […]

Leaders clash over economy

Labour leader Ed Miliband and David Cameron clashed in Parliament last week over the significance of the latest GDP figures, with the Prime Minister accused of complacency. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions after figures were released showing 0.5 per cent growth for the first quarter after a 0.5 per cent fall in the final quart […]

Cazenove suggests new managed sector definitions

Cazenove head of multi-manager Marcus Brookes has called on the IMA to consider adding three additional categories to its managed sector definitions. Brookes says the gap between the cautious and balanced managed categories is too great. He says: “I wonder whether there should be a stage between cautious and balanced managed. Going from a maximum […]


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