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The new issue of the ever-popular Mariana 10:10 plan is available for investment. This is a limited tranche which Strikes on the 22nd May. In the current Investment Climate, we would emphasise the need for you to advise us of Investments at the earliest opportunity so that we can arrange to reserve them for you.

Combined with great potential returns, Structured Investments like this allow you to put to one side current media commentary/market nerves & focus on the pre-defined outcomes offered to Investors going forward as things return to the new normal.

To assist you with the investment process you can now complete the applications from your home offices, all at a time when many people have sufficient time on their hands to really consider what’s on offer. There is no need for wet signatures which means that you can complete each investment application and then scan the application and accompanying documentation directly to us and remit the investment monies via online Banking.  The administration fees can also be paid directly to Best Price where we can provide you with the necessary information

Please note that for any ISA Transfer cases funds & paperwork need to be received by the 28th April.

Appended below are details of this investment which is again underwritten with Goldman Sachs (S&P A+ Stable) as the chosen Counterparty.




Key Points to consider:

  1. The product continues to be available in three formats all of which are linked exclusively to the FTSE 100 Index.
  2. All options provide the opportunity to achieve attractive returns in a controlled/pre-defined manner as part of a diversified & well-balanced portfolio in uncertain & flat market conditions. If you assume a start level of the FTSE 100 at Strike similar to where the market has been recently (say 6000), then with Option 3 you can achieve returns of 12.65% pa with the need only for the Index at the second or any future anniversary to be at 6300 or above for this to happen. Alternatively use or combine with the Defensive Option 1 where ultimately from the same starting point a return of 8.75% pa can be achieved with the Index reducing over time as low as 4950 for the Kick Out/Autocall to happen. When the Plan Kicks Out/Autocalls all returns are of course accompanied by the full return of the original Invested Capital.
  3. The Plan Strike date for all Options is the 22nd May.
  4. Remember that the longer the Plan runs in practice, the higher the equivalent Market would need to get in order for a Clients main portfolio to match the returns offered.
  5. The traditional Step-Down version of the FTSE 100 linked Plan – Option 1 enjoys the enviable track record of a ‘perfect’ back-test underpinning it. Quite simply from every possible start date since the inception of the FTSE 100 in January 1984 it would have always worked for your Clients.
  6. The Back-testing of structured products is a precise science – as the actual terms of the strategy, which are defined by contract, are used with the actual performance of the index. (these are not ‘hopes and aims’, as is the case with active fund management, or even passive, where tracking error, charges, etc., have a bearing: structured products are legal obligations on the issuer to deliver precisely what they have stated the terms to be).
  7. One of the key advantages of the 10:10 Plan continues to be that it has been designed to combine the benefits of short term annual kick-out potential, from the 2nd anniversary, with a longer investment term to maximise the annual opportunities for successful kick out and the scale of snowballing / accumulation of potential coupons before maturity.

All 3 Plan options for this tranche are underwritten with Goldman Sachs as the Issuer & Counterparty.  Please click on the following link for full details: https://www.bestpricefs.co.uk/mariana-capital-structured-products/

The overall Product design coupled with both the impressive Back-testing record and the current market environment make this a compelling and powerful diversification tool for many investment strategies.

Don’t Forget the Risks


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.

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.

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 liquid or counterparty exposure.

At the Best Price FS price point (when combined with our smiley and helpful service) the Mariana 10:10 Plan and the 3 options are certainly worthy of consideration for inclusion within investment portfolios.


Simply get in touch if you wish to receive regulated advice in relation to the ‘suitability of the plans to meet your investment needs’.

Warmest Regards.

Best Price FS Team