When we talk about investing – we are talking about investing in assets such as:
- Commercial property and
- Alternative investments such as commodities (oil, gold etc), infrastructure, private equity
Investing involves risk. The risk arises as the value of the underlying asset(s) – such as shares, bonds or property as mentioned above – can fall and rise over time. The main risk is that the value of your original investment amount can fall and you may not be guaranteed a minimum return. In extreme cases, you may lose all of your investment capital.
Our experience tells us that because of the risks, investing can make some people nervous. There are however many solutions available today to suit different risk appetites. To help achieve many of the long term financial goals that you may have, at some stage you may want to consider investing. There are many ways to invest – what is important is to understand the investment solution and make sure it suits you and your goals.
That’s why at New Ireland we work hard to ensure we talk about our investment funds in a clear way. We aim to develop solutions that customers will understand and that will deliver an investment journey that they are comfortable with. With our wide array of investment funds, we ensure that we cater for the needs of the many different types of investors.
As a personal investor, often the costs involved in properly managing the investment and the time required to get it right may be very high. With a life assurance investment fund, as offered by New Ireland, you can reduce both the time and costs involved. We offer a wide range of investment funds that offer choice in many ways – across countries, sectors, assets, fund management styles etc – for you to choose from.
It’s time in the market that counts, not timing the market…
It is important to understand that any life assurance investment fund can lose value in the short term. You need to decide if you’re comfortable with that, and are prepared to invest for 5 years or more, to give your investment the best chance to grow in value. Even long term, investing has risks; values can go down as well as up.
Your financial advisor or broker can help you to better understand how much risk you are comfortable with, and the type of potential returns you might expect for your preferred risk level.
You can find out more about investing by calling your financial advisor or broker.