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  • Convertibles

    Fixed interest investments that can be exchanged for a predetermined number of ordinary shares in the underlying company at the individual's discretion. Preference share dividends are stated net of basic rate tax compared with loan stocks which are stated gross. Conversion terms normally run for a fixed period giving the right to convert into the company's ordinary shares within a predetermined time at a predetermined rate.

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