Prudential are one of the UK’s largest asset managers, looking after £363 billion assets under management (as at 30 June 2012).
Prudential’s Dynamic portfolios are actively managed investments. This is where the manager makes specific investments with the goal of outperforming an investment benchmark index.
All of Prudential’s Dynamic Funds work within your tolerance to risk to deliver higher returns.
Actively Managed Childrens Junior ISA
Defensive Dynamic Portfolio
This portfolio is designed to help limit the risk to capital. It invests mainly in bonds,
but does have some exposure to equities and property.
Balanced Dynamic Portfolio
The fund is suitable if you are looking for growth potential, albeit with some exposure to bond funds; and you are willing to accept more volatility in your investment strategy.
Adventurous Dynamic Portfolio
The fund is suitable if you are looking for growth potential from equity investments and are willing to accept investment volatility in return for greater growth potential.
It is important to understand your goals, the amount of risk you are prepared to take (how big the ups and downs along the way can be), how long you have to invest for before you set off.
DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET
Make sure that you own a good spread of investments as the best way to spread your risks. This is called diversifying. Our funds are all diversified investments.
Whilst investing in cash can seem like the safest option, over the long term inflation can erode the real value of your savings. A diversified investment should add value over the longer term.
If you are risk averse, regular saving is a good way to invest as it slowly adds your money to an investment rather than investing all in one go, smoothing the up and downs of your investment. But don't forget, less risk means less return in the long run.
By saving £132.50 per month from birth, it is possible to achieve a pot of just over £46,000, based on 5% growth per annum, enough to cover their living costs for three years.
If they are able to boost those monthly savings to £209.50, they could then achieve a savings pot of £73,462 to cover living expenses and tuition fees if they go to university.