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Our investment funds

We package groups of investments into what are known as funds. Each fund gives you a choice for how you may want to invest.

Choose how your money is invested

You can decide for yourself where your pension savings are invested by choosing from our investment funds. We classify our investment funds by risk – so that you can see which of them have the potential for higher increases, and which of them may remain more stable. You can specify what percentage you want to put in each fund.

This fund provides diversified exposure to UK and overseas equity markets, investing 50% in the UK stock market and 50% in overseas stock markets. There is potential to maximise growth over the long term.

Global Investments (up to 100% shares) Fund (high risk)

Composite sub-fund Benchmark of sub-fund (or its recognised replacement or equivalent) Target weights
State Street World SRI Index Equity Fund MSCI World Index 100%

Find out more including fund performance, pricing and market commentary in our Global Investments (up to 100% shares) Fund Factsheet »

This fund combines the long-term growth potential of UK and Global Equity with the relative security provided by Gilts and Corporate Bonds. There is potential for long term growth with some security.

Global Investments (up to 85% shares) Fund (high/medium risk)

Composite sub-fund Benchmark of sub-fund (or its recognised replacement or equivalent) Target weights Range        
UK Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-Share Index 32.0% +/-2.5%
North America Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed North America Index 19.0% +/-2.5%
Europe ex UK Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed Europe ex UK Index 14.0% +/-2.5%
Japan Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Japan Index 8.0% +/-2.5%
Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Index 4.0% +/-2.5%
Sterling Liquidity Sub-Fund GBP 7-Day LIBID 8.0% +/-2.5%
UK Conventional Gilts All Stocks Index Sub‑Fund FTSE Actuaries British Government All Stocks Index 10.0% +/-2.5%
B&CE Sterling Corporate Bond All Stocks Sub-Fund

Barclays Sterling Corporate Index

4.0% +/-2.5%
UK Index Linked Gilts All Stocks Index Sub-Fund FTSE Actuaries British Government Index Linked All Stocks Index 1.0% +/-2.5%

Find out more including fund performance, pricing and market commentary in our Global Investments (up to 85% shares) Fund Factsheet »

This fund invests in a combination of shares and bonds. There is potential for moderate growth over the long term.

Global Investments (up to 60% shares) Fund (medium)

Composite sub-fund Benchmark of sub-fund (or its recognised replacement or equivalent) Target weights Range        
UK Conventional Gilts Over 15 Years Index Sub-Fund FTSE Actuaries British Government Over 15 Years Index 10.0% +/-2.5%
B&CE Sterling Corporate Bond Over 15 Years Sub-Fund Barclays Sterling Corporate 15 Year+ Index 20.0% +/-2.5%
Sterling Liquidity Sub-Fund GBP 7-Day LIBID 10.0% +/-2.5%
UK Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-Share Index 30.0% +/-2.5%
North America Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed North America Index 11.0% +/-2.5%
Europe ex UK Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed Europe ex UK Index 11.0% +/-2.5%
Japan Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Japan Index 5.0% +/-2.5%
Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Index 3.0% +/-2.5%

Find out more including fund performance, pricing and market commentary in our Global Investments (up to 60% shares) Fund Factsheet »

This fund is suitable for those approaching retirement and looking to buy an annuity (a regular income, usually for life). It aims to protect against the effect of falls in the level of annuity rates.

Annuity Fund (medium/low risk)

Composite sub-funds Benchmark of sub-fund (or its recognised replacement or equivalent) Target weights Range 
Sterling Non-Gilts Bond Over 15 Years Index Sub-Fund Barclays Sterling Aggregate 100 mm Non Gilts Over 15 Years Index 70.0% +/-2.5%
UK Conventional Gilts Over 15 Years Index Sub-Fund FTSE® Actuaries British Government Over 15 Years Index 15.0% +/-2.5%
UK Conventional Gilt Dec 2055 Index Sub-Fund Barclays UK 4.25% Dec 55 TRI 10.0% +/-2.5%
UK Conventional Gilt Jan 2060 Index Sub-Fund Barclays UK 4.00% Jan 60 TRI 5.0% +/-2.5%
 

This fund is suitable for those approaching retirement who don't yet know how they will use their pension savings. It provides a balance between capital growth and capital preservation.

Pre-Retirement Fund (medium/low risk)

Pre-Retirement Fund
Available from 5 September 2016

Composite sub-funds Benchmark of sub-fund (or its recognised replacement or equivalent) Target weights
UK Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-Share Index 5%
North America Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed North America Index 5%
Europe ex UK Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed Europe ex UK Index 5%
Japan Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Japan Index 2.5%
Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity Index Sub-Fund FTSE All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Index 2.5%
UK Conventional Gilts All Stocks Index Sub-Fund FTSE Actuaries British Government All Stocks Index 30%
B&CE Sterling Corporate Bond All Stocks Sub‑Fund Barclays Sterling Corporate Index 30%
SSgA GBP Liquidity Fund GBP 7 Day LIBID 20%

Find out more including fund performance, pricing and market commentary in our Pre-Retirement Fund Factsheet »

This fund invests in short-term money market investments and fixed deposits and is used to maintain the value of your pension savings.

Cash Fund (low risk)

Composite sub-fund Benchmark of sub-fund (or its recognised replacement or equivalent) Target weight
SSgA GBP Liquidity Fund  GBP 7 Day LIBID 100%

Find out more including fund performance, pricing and market commentary in our Cash Fund Factsheet »

More reading…

Our fund fact sheets set out the aims and objectives of our funds in more detail.

View all Fund factsheets »

If you’re ready to make choices…

Just go to your Online Account and self-select your funds.

If you choose your funds yourself, your money won’t automatically move into lower-risk investments as you approach retirement. That means you’ll need to make sure you regularly review the funds you’ve selected (and your attitude to investment risk) as you near retirement.

Alternatively, you could pick from one of our 3 investment profiles. But first, find out more about our investment profiles and what happens to your money as you approach retirement » [link to investment profile page]

Need to know

The money you save is invested in funds that are typically a mixture of shares from around the world and bonds and gilts. The exact make-up of your investment depends on the fund (or investment profile) you are in and may depend on your age.

The value of investment funds will move up and down depending on how well they’re performing. Different types of investments move up and down in value in different ways. Some move sharply and can be unpredictable, others move less abruptly and remain relatively stable. This movement is called volatility and some investments are more volatile than others.

Past performance of investments doesn’t guarantee or act as a guide to future performance.
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