This offering hails the return of the principal-protected product to the US market. It has been some time since the last principal-protected note, as investors are seeking the higher returns offered by having some capital at risk. This note provides exposure to the ever-popular emerging markets.
The note is issued by Barclays and tracks the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund. If the underlying is above the strike level then there is a 100% participation rate and returns are capped at 45%.