What is a defensive/conservative investment style?
A defensive/conservative investment style aims to achieve capital security that provides regular income. To invest in this style, you have a low tolerance for losses and risks and are investing for the short-term. Generally, you prefer to have your money invested in assets with less volatility.
Suitable to help achieve financial goals such as:
- Saving for travel
- Buying a car
- Paying for a wedding
- Deposit on a house
- Build an emergency fund
Designed for investors with minimum investment timeframe of 2-3 years.
A typical asset allocation for this portfolio would be 80% defensive assets (cash, bonds, fixed interest) and 20% growth (Infrastructure, listed property, shares) assets.
Products suitable for this investment style
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Where do I start?
Investing can help you reach your financial goals sooner but can be overwhelming sometimes. We’re here to help simplify the process and help you get started.
Types of investment
When you start looking into investing, you will see a lot of different terms being used. You may commonly see the term ‘asset classes’ which can be further broken down into income assets and growth assets.
Risk vs return
All investments carry risk – even investing in cash. Market conditions, inflation, changes to interest rates and economic downturns can all have an impact on your investment.
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