Investment and Funds

Saving money to invest in a long-term goal is a satisfying one. There are many different investment options available and each has the potential for a return that will beat inflation. It is crucial to consider the various types of investments and how they’ll be incorporated into your overall financial goals.

Investment and funds

A fund is an investment that pools your funds and the money of other investors and invests it into a variety of assets. This helps spread the risk as you are not dependent on the performance of a single asset type. For example the UK Equity Fund would consist of shares from various British companies.

However, you can find funds that provide an array of different types of assets, or even more specific industries. That means there’s a fund for all investors, regardless of level of experience, investment timeframe or risk-taking approach.

Bond funds are one of the most popular investments. They are a mix of IOUs, or debt, typically from government agencies or companies. They are less volatile than stocks. They are impacted by changes in interest rates and the credit rating.