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Can you save and still spend summer in the sun?

For many people, the season of sun, sand and Soleros only has a few weeks left. With this in mind, you might want to make the most of what summer weather we have left, and investing may be the last thing on your mind. We have a few ideas for putting your money to work without missing any of the last rays of sunshine – so you can have the best of both worlds!

We can do the investing for you

Our research analysts are spending the rest of summer doing what they do best and making sure our Ready-made Portfolios contain the mix of investments that they believe can deliver for our clients. The team reviews the portfolios constantly to ensure they always reflect our latest investment views. All you need to do is choose the portfolio that suits you best and we’ll do the rest!

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Monthly savings save time

If you want to choose your own investments, but would rather spend as much time as possible outside and not behind a screen, why not set up monthly savings? The money will come out of your bank account automatically every month so you don’t have to lift a finger! Simply pick a fund to invest in or make cash deposits. It’s an effortless way to save and only takes two minutes to set up.

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Investment Advisory Service – what we can do for you

If you have more than £250,000 to invest, you can work with an expert investment adviser through our Investment Advisory Service. One of our investment advisers can recommend a personalised portfolio of funds that is suited to your individual goals and attitude to risk, and then go on to advise you on all of your investment decisions. But ultimately, the final say over where your money is invested is yours.

“I’m 72, I want to make the most of life. I'm very busy, and if I had to pore over financial reports and the pages of newspapers just to keep this portfolio alive, then I wouldn't be able to do all that I currently do!”
Mr Ayling, client of our Investment Advisory Service 

Your adviser will keep an eye on your investments and let you know if there is anything you should be aware of, such as if our view on any of the funds you hold changes or if there are changes in the economy. They will also offer you a formal review of your complete portfolio at least once a year.

All of this means you don’t need to spend hours poring over financial newspapers or painstakingly reviewing each individual investment in your portfolio – but you will have complete access to our regular research if you do want to have a look.

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Speak to us

If you have any questions about our Ready-made Portfolios, setting up monthly savings or our Investment Advisory Service, please get in touch on 020 7189 9999 or email We know your time is valuable, so we don’t have automated telephone menus – just friendly, UK-based staff.


Important information

This article does not constitute advice to invest or use any of our services. If you are in doubt as to the suitability of an investment please contact a financial adviser.