Mariana Capital 10:10 Plan May 2019 (Option 1)
Potential for an 8.2% gain for each year held, payable on any anniversary from year two onwards provided the FTSE 100 Index is at, or above, a reducing reference level - see further info for details. Note: This investment was designed in conjunction with Lowes Financial Management – please see ‘Opinion’ for more information, including disclosure of our interests.
Auto-Call / Kick-Out
Capital at Risk
Citigroup Global Markets Ltd
10 years 2 weeks max.
This maximum ten-year and two-week plan features the potential to mature on any of the plan's anniversaries from year two onwards, returning the capital investment in full, plus an 8.2% gain for each year the plan has been in force. The plan will mature early in the event that the FTSE 100 Index closes at, or above a reducing reference level which reduces each year from year two onwards. The Reference Level in year two is 102.5% of the Initial Index Level and this level is reduced by 2.5% on each subsequent anniversary and so will be 100%, 97.5%, 95%, 92.5%, 90%, 87.5%, 85% and 82.5% of the initial level for years three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten respectively. If the plan fails to mature early and the Final Index Level is more than 17.5% below the Initial Index Level, no gain will be achieved; however, investors' capital should still be returned in full, unless the Final Index Level is more than 30% below the Initial Index Level. If such a fall does occur, the invested capital will be reduced by 1% for every 1% the Final Index Level is below the Initial Index Level. For example, if the plan fails to mature early and the Final Index Level is 35% below the Initial Index Level, investors' will suffer a 35% reduction to their invested capital.
Initial Index Level: The closing level of the Index on 10 May 2019.
Final Index Level: The closing level of the Index on 10 May 2029.
Tax Treatment if held outside Tax Shelter: The product literature states that under current legislation any gain produced by this investment at redemption will be subject to Capital Gains Tax rules applicable at that time.
Please note, tax rules and legislation are subject to change at any time.
Administrator: James Brearley & Sons
Custodian: James Brearley & Sons
Capital at Risk Barrier Observation: (Subject to Counterparty Solvency)
Capital at Risk Barrier Observation Type: End of Term only
Barrier Level: 30.00% Below Initial Index Level
Explanation: If the investment fails to produce a gain, it still aims to return investors' capital in full at maturity, unless the Final Index Level is more than 30% below the Initial Index Level. If such a stock market fall occurs, investors' capital will be reduced in line with the percentage fall in the Index.
Charges: Unless stated otherwise charges do not affect the amount being invested as they have been taken into account in the terms of the investment. So, for every £100 invested, the return, provided the investment is held until maturity, should be £100, plus or minus the gain or loss in accordance with the defined terms. Separate fees may be payable to your adviser, platform or stockbroker for arranging this investment.
The initial charge incorporated in the terms of the investment: Initial charges are not expected to exceed 2%.
If surrendered early, the value will be dependent on a number of factors and may be less than the original amount invested.
Early Surrender: £200
Early ISA Transfer: £200
|Mariana Capital 10:10 Plan May 2019 (Option 1)|
|EVENT / OUTCOME (IF / THEN) SUMMARY TABLE|
|Citigroup Global Markets Limited default||Return of any capital subject to insolvency proceedings - potential total loss|
|IF NOT …||THEN:|
|If on any annual observation date from year 2 onwards the FTSE 100 Index closes at or above a reducing reference level (see description)||Return of invested capital plus an 8.2% gain for each year the plan has been in force|
|IF NOT …||THEN:|
|If at the end of the term the Index is between 17.5% and 30% lower||Return of invested capital only|
|IF NOT …||THEN:|
|As the FTSE 100 Index is more than 30% lower||Invested capital is reduced in line with the fall in the Index on a 1% for 1% basis|
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