FVC review: Credit Suisse offers leveraged return on MSCI EAFE

Leverage offers strong but capped upside with buffer for protection

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Credit Suisse headquarters

Credit Suisse's leveraged return product linked to the MSCI EAFE Index has a two-year term and offers a participation rate of 140% of the growth in the underlying, subject to a maximum return of 124.64%. Growth of 17.6% in underlying will be required if the maximum is to be achieved. Any growth above this level will not be captured and passed on to investors. The product struck on May 28, 2015 and will mature on May 29, 2017.

Points for

1. Potential return of 1.4 times index growth up to a cap

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