FVC review: SG launches FTSE 100 product with defensive strike

Product would have beaten index tracker nearly twofold over past six years

Investors get a leveraged participation rate of 500% in underlying index growth

Societe Generale has issued a leveraged return product tied to the FTSE 100 index. The product offers an upside participation rate of 500% in the underlying from a strike level of 90% – meaning the index can drop slightly from its spot level and still offer investors a return – subject to a maximum return of 56%.

The FTSE 100 will need to rise by 11.2% from its strike level in order for investors to achieve the maximum potential return. Any increases above this level will not be captured and

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