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Infographic – how to build an investment portfolio

Find out how to build an investment portfolio in this free infographic. We talk you through the different types of investments, the importance of risk and why it’s a good idea to spread your money across different sectors and countries. We’ll also introduce you to an easy way to have our experts build your investment portfolio for you.

Lee Dooley Lee Dooley
01 February 2016

Capital at risk. This is not personal advice. Different funds carry varying levels of risk depending on the geographical region and industry sector in which they invest. You should make yourself aware of these specific risks prior to investing. Funds which invest in specific sectors may carry more risk than those spread across a number of different sectors. In particular, gold, technology and other focused funds can suffer as the underlying stocks can be more volatile and less liquid. Bonds issued by major governments and companies will be more stable than those issued by emerging markets or smaller corporate issuers; in the event of an issuer experiencing financial difficulty, there may be a risk to some or all of the capital invested. Please note that historical or current yields should not be considered reliable indicators of future performance. The property market can be illiquid; consequently, there can be times when investors will be unable to sell their holdings. Property valuations are subjective and a matter of judgement.