72.7 % Shares
A share represents a financial interest in a company listed on a stock exchange. Because they can go up and down in value, shares are riskier than most other investments. But they also usually offer the greatest chance for higher returns over the longer term.
20.4 % Bonds
Issuing bonds is a way in which companies and governments borrow money. They include UK Government bonds, sovereign bonds/debt, UK corporate bonds and international bonds.
2.3 % Cash / Money Markets
Cash includes short-term deposits (such as a bank or building society account) and money-market securities. These are investments that governments, major banks and other institutions issue to generate interest.
4.6 % Other
This covers other types of investments, such as investment trusts, alternative trading strategies and exchange-traded funds.