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Introduction to Ready-made Investments

Leave the day-to-day management to Barclays investment experts and take the complexity out of investing.

Remember the value of the investments can fall as well as rise. You may not get back what you invest. We're not recommending Ready-made Investments as being suitable for you based on your personal circumstances, nor do we offer personal financial advice.

If you're unsure about this investment’s suitability for you, or you’re not confident about making your own investment decisions you should seek independent advice.

About Barclays Ready-made Investments

We’re always looking for ways to help you make your own informed decisions to reach your investment goals. That’s why we’ve partnered with Barclays investment experts to bring you a simple way to build and maintain a diversified portfolio with global exposure, taking into account the level of risk that you are comfortable with. While more risk can offer the potential for bigger rewards, it also increases the chances of losing money, so it’s important to understand the right level of risk for you.

Find out more about our asset allocation model in our series of videos

The Barclays team of investment strategists also undertakes day-to-day reviews to monitor developments in markets and the holdings within the funds may be moved away from the long-term mix of assets, to take advantage of opportunities in the markets.

Learn more about the benefits of Barclays’ Investment management approach

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What Ready-made Investments offer

It’s easy to get started, with a choice of funds available to purchase within an ISA or Investment Account

Diversification with a level of risk you’re comfortable with – just remember that higher potential rewards tend to mean a greater risk of loss

Clear and transparent fees: The total ongoing cost is only 0.65% per annum based on the value of your holding. This is made up of:

  • Fund manager fees (OCF – Ongoing Charges Figure1): 0.45% per annum
  • Our Smart Investor customer fee: 0.20% per annum or a minimum of £4 per month plus a transaction fee of £3 each time you carry out a transaction, or only £1 if set up as a regular investment.

Important information about the service we provide

We’re presenting these funds to illustrate possible investment options, using some funds we think you might like to invest in. We’re not offering advice or recommendations to select any of these funds, nor are we suggesting these funds are the best solution to provide the kind of returns that we describe.

There are many other options on Smart Investor that could equally or better meet your needs than the funds selected as Ready-made Investments. Before making any decisions you should read our investment principles and research the alternatives that could meet your needs.

Ready-made Investments are funds from Barclays Fund Managers and are one of three ways to start an investment search, alongside ‘Explore the universe’ and the Barclays Funds List.

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