Fixed interest funds Category Equity funds - UK equities -- UK All Companies -- UK Equity Income -- UK Smaller Companies - European equities -- Europe Excluding UK -- Europe Including UK -- European Equity Income -- European Smaller Companies - US equities -- North America -- North American Smaller Companies - Global equities -- Global -- Global Emerging Markets -- Global Equity Income - Asian equities -- Asia Pacific excluding Japan -- Japan -- Asian Equity Income -- China/Greater China -- Specialist - India - Emerging market equities -- China/Greater China -- Global Emerging Markets -- Specialist – India -- Specialist – Latin America - Specialist equities -- Specialist – Gold -- Specialist – Healthcare -- Specialist – Insurance -- Specialist – Infrastructure -- Specialist – Technology & Telecoms -- Specialist – India -- Specialist – Latin America - UK All Companies - UK Equity Income - UK Smaller Companies - Europe Excluding UK - Europe Including UK - European Equity Income - European Smaller Companies - North America - North American Smaller Companies - Global - Global Emerging Markets - Global Equity Income - Asia Pacific excluding Japan - Japan - Asian Equity Income - China/Greater China - Specialist - India - China/Greater China - Global Emerging Markets - Specialist – India - Specialist – Latin America - Specialist – Gold - Specialist – Healthcare - Specialist – Insurance - Specialist – Infrastructure - Specialist – Technology & Telecoms - Specialist – India - Specialist – Latin America Fixed interest funds - Government bonds - Corporate bonds - Strategic bonds - High yield bonds - Emerging market bonds Absolute return funds - Targeted absolute return Multi-asset funds - 0% - 35% Shares - 20% - 60% Shares - 40% - 85% Shares - Flexible - Volatility Managed Property funds - Commercial Property - Property Shares Responsible investing - Corporate bonds - UK equities -- UK All Companies - Asian equities -- Asia Pacific Excluding Japan - 20% - 60% Shares - UK All Companies - Asia Pacific Excluding Japan Investment trusts - China/Greater China - Asian equities -- Asia Pacific Excluding Japan -- Japan -- Japanese Smaller Companies - European equities -- Europe Including UK - Global equities -- Global -- Global Equity Income - Property Shares - UK equities -- UK All Companies -- UK Equity Income - Asia Pacific Excluding Japan - Japan - Japanese Smaller Companies - Europe Including UK - Global - Global Equity Income - UK All Companies - UK Equity Income
Fixed interest funds are also known as bond funds. They may invest in company (‘corporate’) and government bonds. Bonds are given a risk rating by ratings agencies. If the agency classifies a bond as high risk, it will usually be categorised as ‘high yield’, because a higher rate of interest is offered to compensate. If the ratings agency think the risk is lower, the bond will usually be categorised as investment grade. Government bonds from developed countries are generally deemed to be the least risky. Strategic bond funds can invest in all these types of bonds, but other funds are limited to one or two areas.