What’s the Barclays Funds List?
With thousands of different funds to choose from, it can seem like a big task to find the ones right for you. The Barclays Funds List is one way to help you narrow down the huge range of options available.
How our list can help
When it comes to investing, one of the most important things is diversification – spreading your money so it’s invested in different asset classes (shares, bonds and cash), geographical regions and sectors. This can help to reduce the overall risk because you’re not dependent on how a certain company, sector or market performs, lessening the chance of you losing money and hopefully helping to position yourself for long-term investment success.
The Barclays Funds List is made up of funds from each of the investment sectors we believe are key for building a diversified portfolio. As well as including funds from different sectors, our list includes different types of funds – active, trackers and our own Barclays Multi-Manager funds. They are run in different ways so you can mix together multiple types of funds, depending on what you’re looking to achieve. Also, some sectors and funds are higher risk than others, so having a range of different styles can help when it comes to managing risk.
The list isn’t exhaustive and the funds aren’t personal recommendations to you; it’s up to you to decide if any of them are right for you.
Find out more about the importance of diversification.
What’s on our list?
Remember to spread your money across different countries and types of industries – so that when one isn’t performing so well, another may be performing better. Then consider which fund approach fits best with your objectives.