For those investors seeking to take advantage of the current market valuations, but who are nervous that there will continue to be significant market volatility, Barclays Stockbrokers has launched a new Investment Note. The FTSE 100 Protected Supertracker Investment Note is designed specifically for current market conditions. The note is a five year growth investment linked to the performance of the FTSE 100, and offers full repayment of capital at maturity. The FTSE 100 Protected Supertracker Investment Note is structured to allow investors to enhance their returns in the current uncertain markets. Investors will receive four times the growth in the FTSE 100 index over the term of the investment up to a maximum return of 50%. So, a relatively small amount of growth is required to secure an attractive return – for example, if at maturity the FTSE 100 has risen by 12.5% investors will receive a 50% return.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
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Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.