Glad it’s a long weekend so I can work on some blog content!
My SIPP and ISA investments are with Hargreaves Lansdown
. Reading various blogs and financial forums, there appears to be a lot of hate for this company due to their higher than average fees and massive profits. Personally, I chose them over cheaper platforms because I think their website is great and easy to use and I have experienced excellent customer service so far. If the fees start to become an issue at a later date, I shall deal with that then.
In the meantime, here’s a handy snapshot of my portfolio lifted straight from their website:
As you can see, I’ve gone for diversification (though heavily weighted towards the UK at the moment) and quite a bit of risk.
My investments are in a mixture of unit trusts and tracker funds, more of the former than the latter, but I hope to change that in time.
I’m actually aiming for 80% equity, 20% bonds/gilts (for the next five years) but it’s currently standing at around 89% / 11%, so I’ll need to try to adjust my monthly payments to balance it out. There are some bonds/gilts in the Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares fund, so perhaps I’ll chuck more in there too.
I’ll probably update this on a quarterly basis.