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Triple trigger on HSBC protected plan

HSBC Asset Management is launching the latest in a series of investment plans on January 20.

It aims to emulate the success of its safe haven growth product launched last year.

In addition to a full capital guarantee, the six-year capital protected growth plan is designed to trigger an early maturity at prescribed times if the FTSE 100 has increased by set amounts.

If the index has grown by18 per cent by its second anniversary, investors will receive the entire growth plus their original investment and the plan will be wound up.

Failing that, if, by the fourth anniversary, the FTSE-100 has grown by 36 per cent or more, early maturity is again triggered, with investors benefiting from the full growth.

If neither of these is triggered, then after six years, the plan is automatically wound up and investors get their initial investment plus any growth accrued over the term.

Minimum investment is £3,000 and the plan is Isa-able and available for Pep/ Isa transfers. It will be available exclusively through IFAs from January 20 to March 7. Commission is 3 per cent initial.

Head of UK intermediary business Jonathan Polin says: “In the current uncertain times, we believe the capital protected growth plan meets investors&#39 requirements. It is simple, effective and has the potential to deliver an attractive return while protecting investors&#39 capital.

“This investment should appeal to those people who recognise there is value in the stockmarkets but are understandably nervous about investing directly into them.”


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