Investing through a bond
If you're interested in investing a single lump sum for an income, growth or both, then you can do so through an investment bond.
Our investment bond is called 'Select Investment'
It allows you to invest a single lump sum, and is designed to give you an income (through cash withdrawals from your bond), growth or both. With Select Investment, you can invest your money in a wide range of different funds, including with-profits.
You’ll need to have at least £10,000 to invest in a lump sum, with an upper limit of £1,000,000. Although there’s no fixed term, it’s designed to be a medium- to long-term investment – so 5-10 years, or more. Remember, the value of your investment can go down as well as up, so you may get back less than you invested.
When you apply for Select Investment, one of the funds available to you is a with-profits fund.
If you’re not sure investing in with-profits is right for you, you can speak with your financial adviser to find out more. However, if advice is provided, there may be an additional cost to you.
A reassuring track record
With Select Investment you can choose to invest in with-profits through one of our with-profits sub-funds, the Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited Old & New With-Profits Sub-Funds.
The table below shows the year-on-year percentage change in cash-in value based on investing £50,000 into Select Investment on 1 July 2015 and includes all product charges, bonuses and any market value reductions.
|Aviva with-profits bond invested since 1 July 2015||% change in value|
|01/07/2015 - 01/07/2016||2.39%|
|01/07/2016 - 01/07/2017||10.46%|
|01/07/2017 - 01/07/2018||4.26%|
01/07/2018 - 01/07/2019
|01/07/2019 - 01/07/2020||-0.41%|
|01/07/2020 - 01/07/2021||7.72%|
These figures only show what has happened in the past - they're not a guide to how the fund will perform in the future. Returns are not guaranteed and may go down as well as up depending on investment conditions. You may get back less than the amount which you invested.
You can also download a graph which shows how the returns from an Aviva with-profits fund compare to the FTSE 100. The values shown in the graph are after tax and include all product charges.
Looking to invest?
You can invest in a with-profits fund through our Select Investment Growth & Income Option. You'll need to apply through a financial adviser who can help you understand more about with-profits and whether it's right for you. Bear in mind that you may have to pay for their advice.
If you don’t have a financial adviser, you can find one near you at unbiased.co.uk.
Select Investment articles
Take a look at our latest news and guides.
When do annuities make sense?
Annuities can provide a stable income for your retirement, but they aren’t the only option. Find out if they’re the right choice for you.
Can't afford to retire
If your pension pot is falling short of your ideal number, there are some things you can do to help.
How long will retirement be?
It's difficult to know for definite. But there are things you can think about to help you plan more effectively.
Budgeting for retirement
Four lifestyle changes to prevent your pension pot draining.
Risks and rewards of investing
Our guide to the pros and cons of different types of investments.
Am I ready to invest?
Our guide to getting started in the world of investments.
Product provided by: Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited. Registered in England No. 3253947. Registered office: Aviva, Wellington Row, York, YO90 1WR. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 185896.