Why choose Global Index Funds?
Standard Life's Global Index Funds take the effort out of investing. They give your clients the choice of five professionally-managed, multi-asset investment portfolios made up of different combinations of equities and bonds.
They invest in index funds managed by Vanguard, one of the world's largest fund managers. Each of the funds are rebalanced on an ongoing basis, so the mix between equities and bonds stays consistent over time.
These funds are designed to help your clients meet their financial goals, and are a relatively low-cost way to invest in a diversified, all-in-one portfolio, with each of our five funds having an annual management charge of 0.95%
Risk versus returns
In the simplest possible terms, the more risk clients are comfortable taking in their investments, the greater the potential reward over time. That also means, however, that there is greater potential for loss.
Our five funds are designed and constructed to offer a range of options by combining different percentages of bonds, generally considered as lower-risk investments, and higher-risk equities.
Each of the constructed funds in our Global Index range offers a diversified blend of equities and bonds, built from Vanguard’s underlying index funds.
Here’s a brief description of each of the five funds:
Standard Life Global Index Fund 20
Invests approximately 20% in global equities and 80% in global government and corporate bonds.
Standard Life Global Index Fund 40
Invests approximately 40% in global equities and 60% in global government and corporate bonds.
Standard Life Global Index Fund 60
Invests approximately 60% in global equities (including emerging markets) and 40% in global government and corporate bonds.
Standard Life Global Index Fund 80
Invests approximately 80% in global equities (including emerging markets) and 20% in global government and corporate bonds.
Standard Life Global Index Fund 100
This fund is entirely invested in a combination of global and emerging equities.