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Zurich rolls out structured product

Zurich is rolling out a structured product which guarantees 100 per cent capital return regardless of the movement of the FTSE 100, to which it is linked.

Backed by Dunbar Bank, the guaranteed account has a fixed term of up to five and a half years but will close on its third anniversary if the FTSE has grown by at least 30 per cent, giving investors their money back plus 30 per cent gross interest.

If the index has not grown by this level within three years, the product will continue to the end of its term and return to investors 100 per cent of the growth of the FTSE 100 in addition to the full amount of capital.

Minimum and maximum investments are £2,500 and £250,000 respectively.


MGM and L&G unveil similar bonds

MGM Assurance and Legal & General have both unveiled guaranteed equity bonds that are linked to the FTSE 100 index for a term of five years and six months. Both bonds return investors&#39 capital in full regardless of the index performance, provided they are held until maturity. Legal & General&#39s protected index plan invests in […]

Pru plan aims to draw investors back into WP

The Prudential is preparing to launch a combination investment product aimed at attracting investors back to the ailing with-profits market.The product, consisting of a deposit account with an enhanced interest rate for one year and its Prudence with-profits bond, will be aimed at “giving advisers the opportunity to unlock and regain management of clients&#39 funds […]

Hargreaves and Lansdown on Rich List for first time

The owners of Bristol-based IFA firm Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown, have made it into the Sunday Times Rich List 2003 of the 1,000 richest people in the UK for the first time.The Sunday Times estimates Lansdown to have a stake worth £26m in the IFA which it values at £60m. Past salaries […]


Birth of a notion

This year’ Budget held almost nothing of interest and was instead focused mainly on explaining why Britain is better placed than its international partners to face the hard times ahead. The one substantive announcement was of the definite implementation of the child trust fund.This was first announced immediately prior to the 2001 general election. It […]

Neptune video: Indian valuations and Modi’s pro-investment agenda

Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities, discusses his expectations for the Indian market and highlights the key indicators that he is watching for 2015.

In the video, Kunal addresses:

• Indian equity valuations and the importance of stock selection in gaining exposure to the earnings upgrade cycle

• The BJP’s strengthening ambition in its pro-reform, pro-investment agenda


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