US Wrap: Principal protection back on agenda

Barclays has launched a new principal-protected note into the US market linked to the S&P 500 index, offering 100% return of capital subject to credit risk. The note has both a long maturity and a cap on returns to fund the protection. It lasts five-and-a-half years and the maximum payment will be between 43% and 53% at redemption, with the exact level to be set at pricing.

Accelerated-growth products are still dominating the majority of activity, with six new notes on offer linked to either eme

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