Investment knowledge

Take control of your financial planning and make informed decisions about your investments.

The value of stockmarket investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested.

Seven golden rules of investing

Seven golden rules of investing to help work out which type of investment is right for an investor.

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Behavioural Finance

Investors are sometimes described as their own worst enemies – but this maxim is closer to the mark than we might realise. Dave Fishwick, Head of Macro and Equities Investment, and fund manager Eric Lonergan, both of M&G’s Multi Asset team, explain behavioural finance.

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OEICs and SICAVs fund structures explained

The OEIC (Open Ended Investment Company) and SICAV (Société d'Investissement à Capital Variable) fund structures are both very similar, both offering the ability to establish umbrella companies with a number of single-priced sub-funds, and within the UCITS regime.

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Comparing asset classes

In these unpredictable times, choosing which asset class to hold to secure a reasonable return is probably the most important investment decision of all.

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Understanding investment risks

Understanding risk is an important part of the investment process. Find out four principles to help you managing the risk.

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Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) explained

With the introduction of a new EU directive, from 1 July 2012 all investment companies must produce a Key Investor Information Document (KIID). Find out more about the key aspects of the KIID framework set by the UCITS IV directive.

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Independent ratings agencies used by M&G

At M&G, we use a range of independent ratings agencies to give our investors an insight into the relative performance of different funds and fund managers.

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