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Investing for beginners

If you’re new to investing, it’s not always easy to know how to get started. We explain the basics of investing, including how different types of investment work, why it’s important to take a long-term view, and how to begin building an investment portfolio.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

10 golden rules for investors

Investing is never an exact science, but there are certain rules which may help investors achieve their goals.

Investing jargon explained

Financial jargon can baffle even the most experienced investors, so here, we provide a rundown of some of the investment terms that could confuse you, and explain what they mean.

What are smart beta funds?

Historically there have been two types of fund available to investors - active and passive – and for decades it has been debated which is the superior strategy. But recent years have witnessed a new hybrid approach, known as smart beta, enter the playing field.

What is impact investing?

Impact investing aims to protect and grow investors' money, while at the same time having a positive social or environmental impact. Here’s what you need to know.

Investment News & Articles

Keeping up to speed with the issues that could affect your investments is important for all smart investors. Read our latest articles to discover topical economic and market insight, investment ideas, and some of the trends which are shaping the world today.