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The Tempo Long Kick-Out Plan (3 options)

Question: How do you improve the likelihood of investing in a kick-out product with the deepest barrier levels of any similar products in the market and exceptional potential returns?

Answer: Consider investing in one (or more!) of the three compelling options available in the Tempo Long Kick-Out Plan!!

Please read on for full details of this exceptional plan …

Tempo has now launched Issue 14 of its product suite.

Tempo’s response to the current market environment has been to move the end of term barriers for products in Issue 14 from their usual 60% level (which allowed a 40% fall) to an exceptional 40% level (allowing a 60% fall) over the next decade: the deepest level for any capital at risk products currently available!

In addition, Tempo’s plans include options with exceptionally deep conditions for generating positive returns.

You can find a summary of the Long Kick-Out Plan and links to the full details below, including details of comparable products and our analysis of the potential returns …

As always, please see the full plan literature for full details of the plan and the features, terms and conditions, including the risks.

PLEASE NOTE: the offer period for the Long Kick-Out Plan runs until Friday 24 July (unless it closes early).

Demand for Tempo’s plans has been high recently, so please contact us swiftly if investing is of interest.


Tempo’s Long Kick-Out Plan (counterparty Société Générale) optimises the popular kick-out strategy, through the simple step of combining a longer maximum term, with short term kick-out potential, and defensive index conditions.

The potential annual returns of each option are:

The Long Kick-Out Plan includes TWO defensive step down options:

> LKO1 steps down to an exceptional 40% at year 10, allowing an incredible 60% fall, while still generating positive returns of more than 5% per year

> LKO2 steps down to 65% at year 10, allowing a 35% fall, while still generating close to double digit positive returns

> While LKO3 offers stellar returns if the index is at or above start level (without requiring the index to rise over a decade!)


The following section provides brief details of other currently available products and our analysis of the potential returns on offer currently (as at 01.07.20):


There are currently 7 defensive and step down kick-out products available in the market, including Tempo’s LKO1 and LKO2.

> Tempo’s LKO1 offers 5.25% pa, with a kick-out condition which reduces by 10% p.a. to a final step-down condition of 40%.

> Tempo’s LKO2 offers 9.25% pa, with a kick-out condition which reduces by 5% p.a. to a final step-down condition of 65%.

> Re comparable* step-down products to LKO, the average potential returns of these other products is just 6.93% p.a. (compared to LKO2 at 9.25% p.a. with its deeper step down).


There are currently 8 kick-out products which require the index to be at or above the start level (or which have a higher condition, which requires the index to have risen) including Tempo’s LKO3.

> Tempo’s LKO3 offers 15.4% pa, with an at or above start level condition throughout the investment term.

> Re comparable* ‘at or above the start level’ products, the average return of the 7 other products is just 9.37%.  However, notably, all of those products have higher (i.e. worse) end of term barriers.

*Comparisons to other products is based on analysis of all products in the market as at 01.07.20, using FVC research reports, comparing potential returns and product features. It should be noted that the Tempo plans use an equal weight, fixed dividend version of the FTSE 100, known as the FTSE 100 FDEW. This was developed by FTSE Russell specifically with the aim of helping investment banks produce better terms on structured products. The FTSE 100 FDEW will perform differently to the FTSE 100, due to the equal weighting and the fixed dividend approach. This means that the returns from plans linked to it might be higher or lower than the returns from a similar product linked to the FTSE 100. Please also see the section below with further important information regarding the FTSE 100 FDEW.


Tempo’s plans all come with their fabulous ‘Stated terms or better‘ pledge.

This unique feature allows Tempo to increase the terms of a plan above those stated in brochures, if the stock market and other factors during an offer period mean that they can do so.

For example, while the Long Kick-Out Plan brochure details option 3 as offering 15.4% pa, if stock market movement and other factors mean that Tempo can increase this further during the offer period, the actual terms may be increased to, say, 17.0% pa, which would be confirmed following the start date.

In Issue 12, LKO3 was ‘supposed’ to offer 13.1% p.a., as stated in the brochure, but this was increased to 20.4% p.a. during the offer period, as a result of the pledge!

What’s not to love about this great feature, which only Tempo offers!


As we’ve explained previously, Tempo have drawn on strong team knowledge of indexation and a research-based approach to index selection, with their plans using an equal weight, fixed dividend version of the FTSE 100, known as the FTSE 100 FDEW.

The FTSE 100 FDEW was developed by FTSE Russell specifically with the aim of helping investment banks offer improved terms (in other words, higher potential returns or lower risks) on structured products. Société Générale have an exclusive license with FTSE Russell to use the FTSE 100 FDEW. And Tempo have agreed exclusivity to use the index in their plans with Société Générale

While the fixed dividend approach can help provide higher potential returns or lower risks for structured products, it can affect the level of the FTSE 100 FDEW negatively, when the fixed dividend is higher than the level of dividends being paid by companies in the index. It is important to carefully consider the current level of the FTSE 100 FDEW and the level of its fixed dividend. 

The FTSE 100 FDEW will perform differently to the FTSE 100, due to the equal weighting and fixed dividend approach. This means that the returns from plans linked to it might be higher or lower than the returns from similar products linked to the FTSE 100.

Importantly, Tempo have identified the target market for investors in issue 14 as investors who have a positive view of the future level of the FTSE 100 FDEW, over the medium to long term.

Information about the FTSE 100 FDEW can be found in the plan brochures.


Tempo’s products are described as ‘deliberately defensive’, meaning that they are all designed so that they can generate some or all of their returns without requiring the market index which they are linked to to rise, with a defined level of protection should the market index fall.

Tempo’s products benefit from the firm’s operational strength and rigorous approach to governance, are backed by strong issuers / counterparties, and are based on a single index, with a deep end-of-term barrier.

These are the Tempo hallmarks: deliberately defensive structured products.

We think this approach has real merits and can add real value for investors in balanced and diversified portfolios, in the current market environment.


As with all forms of investment there are risks involved. These plans do not guarantee to repay the money invested. The potential returns of the plans and repaying the money invested are linked to the level of the stock market and also depend on the financial stability of the Issuer and Counterparty Bank.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated.  Investment involves risk. The performance data does not take account of the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of shares. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back any of the amount originally invested. Because of this, an investor is not certain to make a profit on an investment and may lose money. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

As always, the recommendation and common sense approach is to consider product solutions as a portfolio, never over-exposing oneself to a point of financial pain and suffering liquidity or counterparty over exposure.

Please ensure that you view the plan documents for full details of the features and the risks.


Tempo’s products can only be accessed with advice.

The promotion of the plans does not constitute ‘advice’ to invest. Advice is always specific to an individual investor’s circumstances and needs, following the process of ‘know your customer’, with the aim of ensuring that any product is suitable for an investor.


To access the literature for these products:

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Demand for the Tempo products is expected to be high.

So, we’d certainly suggest early contact if you are interested to invest in Issue 14, in order to try to ensure availability and access.

Please contact us to discuss any aspect of these products.

Best Regards

Best Price FS Team