Building the Best Portfolio for Your Child

Looking for some last minute Junior ISA investment ideas? Experts agree that the longer your investment horizon, the more short-term volatility you can stomach

Kara Gammell 30 March, 2017 | 3:25PM
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When it comes to investing for your children, getting the balance right is crucial.

“The best approach is to blend several funds into a portfolio that meets your objectives and your attitude to risk,” advises Charlie Musson, spokesman at AJ Bell, the investment platform.

“This doesn’t mean that if you are a cautious investor, all of your holdings need to be in cautious investments, as by combining lower risk investments with slightly higher risk investments it is possible to benefit from diversification that lowers the overall risk of the portfolio.”

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Kara Gammell

Kara Gammell  is a freelance journalist and author, specialising in personal finance and consumer issues, writing for