Investment and Funds

Saving money to invest in a future purpose is a satisfying experience. There are a myriad of investment options that are available, each with the potential for a return that can beat inflation. It is important to consider the various types of investments and how they will be incorporated into your overall financial goals.

Funds and investments

A fund is an investment that pools your funds and the money of other investors and invests it into different types of assets. This spreads the risk as you don’t rely on the performance of a single type of asset. For example the UK Equity Fund would consist of shares from various British companies.

But, you can also find funds that provide various types of assets, or even more specific sectors. This means there is an investment that will suit every investor regardless of their level of experience, investment duration or approach to risk.

Bond funds are popular investments. They are comprised of IOUs (debt) typically from governments or companies and are an investment that is less volatile than stocks. However, they may be affected by changes in interest rates and the credit rating of the issuer.