Product performance

Tim Mortimer, Future Value Consultants

The underlying assets for the three products reviewed in this issue have all risen over the past six months, and the effects can be seen when comparing index performance to the price of the product. The first chart tracks the first six months of a five-year principal-protected product linked to the iShares MCSI Brazil Index Fund. The product offers upside participation on a one-to-one basis with no restriction on the maximum return at maturity. The underlying asset is an exchange-traded fund