Introduction To Investments

Today’s range of investment options is staggering, and we realise that many investors are daunted by the choices on offer. In this section we’ve tried to give a broad overview of some of the basic investment options, to help you understand how and why investment portfolios are built. Since we recognise the importance of professional advice, we’d recommend you talk to a financial adviser. If you don’t already have one, you can find details of an adviser in your area at

Risk warning - Investment involves risk. The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may get back less than the amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future results.