Barclays structured products maturing last year lean towards wealth preservation

A roundup of structured products that Barclays distributed via UK IFAs in 2012 reveals good returns were possible even in flat markets. Despite many underlyings experiencing a bear market, investors always got back at least their initial capital


Of 65 structured products maturing in the 12 months to October 2012 that Barclays distributed through UK independent financial advisers (IFAs), none lost money and over half (36) delivered a positive gross return (not allowing for inflation) of between 1% and 17% per annum (see performance tables).

Five of Barclays' minimum return plans, which pay an additional return over and above a minimum return so long as the underlying index remains above a certain level throughout the life of the product

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