How to Build an Investment Portfolio

Back to Basics: You've opened an investment account, but now you need to fill it with funds. We help you get started

Holly Black 4 September, 2019 | 9:01AM

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With thousands of funds to choose between, starting an investment portfolio for the first time can be a daunting task. Once you have set up an account with your chosen fund supermarket, you need to choose where exactly you’re going to put your money.

Multi-Asset Funds

Many new investors decide to start out with a multi-asset fund – this is a sort of one-stop shop investment whereby the fund manager can invest across a range of assets including equities, bonds, gold and property. You select a fund depending on how much risk you want to take – for example, a fund with up to 20% of its assets in equities will be a very cautious option, while one with up to 85% of its portfolio in equities will be riskier but likely to deliver greater growth.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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