Investing for your retirement
An introduction to investing
When you put money into your pension whether it's every month or as a lump sum, your contributions go into a pension "pot", which is then invested to help it grow over time.
Once you've decided how you want your pension to be invested, an investment manager will be responsible for managing your investment in a range of funds. They can spread this money throughout a range of funds based on different groups of investment types - known as asset classes - such as property, shares, or bonds.
Once your money is invested, the asset manager will continue to closely monitor and manage the funds in line with their investment objective.
Our investment philosophy
Our key goal is to deliver the best possible outcomes for you. We do this by understanding your investment needs as agreed by you with your Financial Broker, and by keeping to our core beliefs.
We believe that all investment options should be monitored on a regular basis and that through strong governance we can help make sure they aim to deliver in line with their objectives. That's why all our investments have a formal review process which includes regualr meetings with our fund managers to make sure investment decisions are made in your best interest.
Customer focused investment proposition
We believe the main driver behind designing investment propositions should be delivering positive customer outcomes.
We aim to generate good returns and at the same time also make a positive contribution to our society and environment by being proactive in asking the investment managers we work with to include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities when they make investment decisions.
Value for money
At the heart of our investment proposition is the aim to deliver value for money to our customers. We believe that by managing fees and costs and ensuring efficient implementation we can prevent unnecessary cost where possible. We also aim to be as transparent as possible in our reporting of how your investments are doing which you can access through our fund factsheets, quarterly reports on our Fund Centre.
Helping you invest with confidence
Investing can be confusing, but it can really help you achieve the savings goals you want, for the future you want. We offer a full range of investments with flexibility so you can decide on the right mix for you - helping you balance both risk and reward. You can see below some of the investment options such as ready-made Multi-Asset funds and Sustainable funds as well as more about the full fund range that we offer.
Take some advice
If you're looking to make the most of your pension savings or if you need help deciding on a suitable investment option, we'd recommend that you talk to a Financial Broker.
Ready-made Multi-Asset funds
Whatever retirement journey you're on, our ready-made investment options have something for everyone.
Our sustainable fund range offers good value for money, and gives you the chance to express your values by investing in companies that make a positive contribution to our society and environment.
Our fund range
It's always good to understand your investment fully, as investing does mean your money is at risk. Here you can view our full range of funds categorised by risk, fund manager and asset class.
Our Risk Scale
Understanding the risk
Decide how much risk you want to take
The more risk you’re willing to take with your investments, the higher your potential investment return – but the greater your chance of loss. Lower risk investments, on the other hand, offer greater security but with lower potential investment returns. You need to decide how much risk you want to take with your pension savings.
How you feel about risk is one of the most important parts of selecting the right investments for you. Some people are very comfortable taking risks, while others don’t like it at all. We’ve come up with different ways to invest outlined in our Risk Scale graphic, so you can find a level of risk you’re comfortable with. Maybe you already know where you sit on this scale. But even if you do, we’d still suggest talking to your Financial Broker to make sure.
Your Financial Broker can take you through the Royal London Ireland Risk Profiler online. This can help you understand more about investment risk and what levels of risk you feel comfortable with.
Once you answer the risk profiler questions, you’ll be categorised into one of seven risk profiles. You can then choose investments that match your risk profile.
Investing in tomorrow by investing responsibly
We believe investing and acting responsibly is vital to helping us retire into a world worth living in. That's why when you choose to invest with us we'll not only aim to grow your money for you, we'll also aim to make a postitive impact on society and the environment through company engagement and influencing for positive change. You can read more about our approach to Responsible Investing and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) here.
More about our funds
Find out more about our fund range, performance and factsheets
Learn more about our funds with this helpful guide.
Guide to Flexible Lifestyle Strategies
Learn more about our flexible lifestyle strategies available to our Personal Retirement Bond customers.
Take some advice
We’re big believers in the value of impartial advice to help you enjoy the best possible retirement outcomes. So, if you’re looking to make the most of your pension savings, we’d recommend talking to a Financial Broker.
If you don't already have one, you can find one here.
Ring our Dublin team
for more information:
Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm
We recommend discussing your retirement options with your Financial Broker.
They’ll be able to look at your individual circumstances and give you a personal recommendation on how to get the most from your pension savings.
Why Royal London Ireland?
When you, following your Financial Broker’s recommendation, take out a policy with Royal London Ireland, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. We are committed to looking after the interests of our customers.
|Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.|
|Warning: If you invest in this product you may lose some or all of the money you invest.|
|Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
|Warning: The income you get from this investment may go down as well as up.|
|Warning: These products may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.|