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A ready-made investment solution for your ISA

Whether you’re considering a Stocks & Shares ISA for the first time or are a savvy investor, crafting a portfolio that works for you can be a real challenge.

Lee Dooley Lee Dooley
25 February 2014

The hardest part is starting

When looking for suitable investments you will soon discover that each fund has its own specific aims, whether it is targeting Corporate Bonds or small companies in the Far East, and can look to generate income, growth or a combination of the two. Every single one of these subdivisions has hundreds of funds to choose from, each targeting the similar objectives. Then you need to consider how much risk there is associated with the fund – something that is not easy to do – and whether it fits with your personal risk appetite. And whilst there is a lot of information available to help you get to know which funds from the thousands on offer are right for you, it can be really difficult to pick funds, let alone start combining them into a successful portfolio.

Our aim at Bestinvest is simple. We want to make it as easy as possible for investors to get the most out of their hard-earned savings and to have a level of involvement they are comfortable with. For some, having access to our award-winning research and cutting-edge analysis tools offers everything they need. We have a team of industry-renowned research analysis that puts over 400 fund managers a year through their paces to find what in their opinion the best investment opportunities are for investors. Our Premier Selection guide showcases their top-rated funds across all major sectors and you can download it for free.

A simple solution

From our years of experience and range of services we know that everybody is different. Some people simply do not have the time, inclination or want to build their own investment portfolio from scratch. With a global economy brimming with opportunity for a Stocks & Shares ISA, we would hate for would-be investors, or those with a portfolio that doesn’t suit their needs, to throw in the towel before they have even started.

If you don’t feel you need your portfolio fully managed and are happy to keep up the maintenance, why not opt for one of our ready-made portfolios?

We were voted Self Select ISA Provider of the Year 2013 by the FT and Investors Chronicle and have developed a range of ready-made portfolios that will give your investments a kick-start - each designed to suit a different investment objective and attitude to risk. They are built by our research team and include a selection of our top-rated funds across the key market sectors, mixed in the right proportions to fit the specified objectives. You simply need to select how much you want to invest. From here it is your responsibility to monitor and alter the portfolio, but that should be a much less arduous endeavour than if you were looking to build one from scratch. We have a range of intuitive analysis tools and a team of knowledgeable investment professionals is at hand to help with any queries or discuss your ideas.

Download your free guide to our ready-made portfolios.


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