The Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR™ ETNs (the "ETNs") are senior, unsecured debt securities issued by Barclays Bank PLC that are linked to the performance of the S&P 500®; Dynamic VEQTOR™ Total Return Index (the “Index”). Investors can trade the ETNs on the NYSE Arca exchange at a market price or receive a cash payment (less an investor fee) at the scheduled maturity or upon early redemption.
The Index seeks to provide investors with broad equity market exposure with an implied volatility hedge by dynamically allocating its notional investments among three components: equity, volatility and cash. The equity component of the Index is represented by the S&P 500® Total Return and the volatility component of the Index is represented by the S&P 500® VIX Short-Term Futures™ Index.
1 The investor fee is calculated on a daily basis in the following manner: The investor fee on the initial valuation date will equal zero. On each subsequent calendar day until maturity or early redemption, the investor fee will increase by an amount equal to the Annual Fee times the closing indicative note value of your securities on the immediately preceding calendar day times the closing level of the Index on such calendar day divided by the closing level of the Index on the immediately preceding calendar day (or, if such day is not an index business day, the such quotient will equal one) divided by 365. Because your notes are subject to an investor fee, the return on the ETNs will always be lower than the total return on a direct investment in the Index.
2 The "Closing Indicative Note Value" is historical, does not guarantee future performance, and is shown for illustrative purposes only. The issuer or an affiliate will provide the official redemption value to the redeeming holder in advance of any redemption.
3 Market Capitalization = Closing Indicative Note Value x Notes Outstanding.
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS
Selected Risk Considerations:An investment in the ETNs described herein (the "ETNs") involves risks. Selected risks are summarized here, but we urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under "Risk Factors" in the applicable prospectus supplement and pricing supplement.
You May Lose Some or All of Your Principal: The ETNs are exposed to change in the level of the underlying index between the inception date and the applicable valuation date. Additionally, if the level of the underlying index is insufficient to offset the negative effect of the investor fee and other applicable costs, you will lose some or all of your investment at maturity or upon redemption, even if the value of such index has increased or decreased, as the case may be. Because the ETNs are subject to an investor fee and any other applicable costs, the return on the ETNs will always be lower than the total return on a direct investment in the index components. The ETNs are riskier than ordinary unsecured debt securities and have no principal protection.
Credit of Barclays Bank PLC: The ETNs are unsecured debt obligations of the issuer, Barclays Bank PLC, and are not, either directly or indirectly, an obligation of or guaranteed by any third party. Any payment to be made on the ETNs, including any payment at maturity or upon redemption, depends on the ability of Barclays Bank PLC to satisfy its obligations as they come due. As a result, the actual and perceived creditworthiness of Barclays Bank PLC will affect the market value, if any, of the ETNs prior to maturity or redemption. In addition, in the event Barclays Bank PLC were to default on its obligations, you may not receive any amounts owed to you under the terms of the ETNs.
Automatic Redemption: If specified in the applicable prospectus, Barclays Bank PLC will automatically redeem a series of ETNs (in whole only, but not in part) at the specified automatic redemption value if, on any valuation date prior to or on the final valuation date, the intraday indicative note value of the ETNs becomes less than or equal to the applicable level specified in the prospectus.
Market and Volatility Risk: The market value of the ETNs may be influenced by many unpredictable factors and may fluctuate between the date you purchase them and the maturity date or redemption date. You may also sustain a significant loss if you sell your ETNs in the secondary market. Factors that may influence the market value of the ETNs include prevailing market prices of the U.S. stock markets, the index components included in the underlying index, and prevailing market prices of options on such index or any other financial instruments related to such index; and supply and demand for the ETNs, including economic, financial, political, regulatory, geographical or judicial events that affect the level of such index or other financial instruments related to such index.
Dynamic Allocation Risk::For ETNs linked to the S&P 500 Dynamic VEQTOR Index, the value of such index will depend upon the success of the Index in dynamically allocating between the equity and volatility components. The allocation of such index to the equity and volatility components is based on realized volatility and implied volatility measurements that may not effectively predict trends in future volatility, and is made in accordance with pre-defined weightings that may not be optimal.
Dynamic Allocation and Strategy Risk: The value of the Shiller Barclays CAPE US Core Sector Index will depend upon the success of such index in dynamically allocating among the Sector Indices. The allocation among the Sector Indices is based upon a proprietary index methodology sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC that may not provide outperformance relative to any alternative allocation among the Sector Indices or a diversified portfolio generally, and is made in accordance with pre-defined weightings that may not be optimal.
Leverage Risk: In cases where an investment in the ETNs is leveraged, changes in the level of the underlying index will have a greater impact on the payout on the ETNs than on a payout on securities that are not so leveraged. In particular, any decrease or increase, as the case may be in the level of the underlying index will result in a significantly greater decrease in the payment at maturity or upon redemption, and an investor will suffer losses on an investment in the ETNs substantially greater than an investor would if the ETNs did not contain a leverage component.
A Trading Market for the ETNs May Not Develop: Although the ETNs are listed on NYSE Arca, a trading market for the ETNs may not develop and the liquidity of the ETNs may be limited, as we are not required to maintain any listing of the ETNs.
No Interest Payments from the ETNs: You may not receive any interest payments on the ETNs.
Restrictions on the Minimum Number of ETNs and Date Restrictions for Redemptions: You must redeem at least 25,000 or 50,000 (depending on the series) ETNs of the same series at one time in order to exercise your right to redeem your ETNs on any redemption date. You may only redeem your ETNs on a redemption date if we receive a notice of redemption from you by certain dates and times as set forth in the pricing supplement.
The Payment on the ATMP ETNs is Linked to the VWAP Level, Not to the Closing Level of the Index and Not to the Published Intraday Indicative Value of the ETNs: Your payment at maturity or upon early redemption is linked to the performance of the VWAP level, as compared to the initial VWAP level. Although the VWAP level is intended to track the performance of the Index, the calculation of the VWAP level is different from the calculation of the official closing level of the Index. Therefore, the payment at maturity or early redemption of your ETNs, may be different from the payment you would receive if such payment were determined by reference to the official closing level of the Index.
No Guaranteed Coupon Payments: In case where the ETNs are scheduled to pay a coupon, you are not guaranteed to receive coupon payments on the ETNs. You will receive a coupon payment on a coupon payment date only to the extent that the accrued dividend exceeds the accrued investor fee on the relevant coupon valuation date. The amount of the accrued dividend on any coupon valuation date depends in part on the aggregate cash value of distributions that a reference holder would have been entitled to receive in respect of the index constituents prior to the relevant coupon valuation date.
Tax Treatment: Significant aspects of the tax treatment of the ETNs are uncertain. In case where the ETNs provide exposure to MLPs, tax treatment of the ETNs may be less favourable than a direct investment in MLPs. You should consult your own tax advisor about your tax situation.
"Standard & Poor’s®", "S&P®", "S&P 500®", "500", "S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM", "S&P 500® Total Return Index™", "S&P 500® Excess Return IndexTM" and "S&P 500® Dynamic VEQTORTM" are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and have been licensed for use by Barclays Bank PLC. The ETNs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P and S&P makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the ETNs. "VIX" is a registered trademark of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated and has been licensed for use by the index sponsor.
"Shiller Barclays CAPE US Core Sector Index" is a trademark of Barclays Bank PLC
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Standard & Poor’s®, S&P 500®, S&P® and S&P 500® Total Return are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC ("S&P") and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"). These trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates and sublicensed for certain purposes by Barclays Bank PLC. The Shiller Barclays CAPE US Core Sector Index (the "Index") which is based on the S&P 500® and the Sector Indices is not sponsored or endorsed by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively, "S&P Dow Jones Indices"), but is published with their consent. The ETNs based on the Index are not sponsored or endorsed by S&P Dow Jones Indices or any of their respective affiliates and S&P Dow Jones Indices makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the ETNs or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the ETNs particularly or the ability of the Index to track general market performance.
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