Fixed interest: the case and the pitfalls

Key Points The name fixed interest can mislead, it’s the detail which is important. Fixed interest and cash play a critical balancing role in your portfolio. We highlight some quirks of the asset class which need to be taken into account. Our model portfolios are divided into the key asset classes of cash, fixed interest, shares, property, infrastructure and other (for anything we can’t fit elsewhere). But they could probably be divided into ‘safe’ (cash and fixed interest) and ‘risky’ (everything else). For conservative investors in particular we think it’s a good way of thinking about your portfolio. You’ll...

Our model portfolios are divided into the key asset classes of cash, fixed interest, shares, property, infrastructure and other (for anything we can’t fit elsewhere). But they could probably be divided into ‘safe’ (cash and fixed interest) and ‘risky’ (everything else).

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