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Scottish Widows Fund Selection

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fraserkerr
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Scottish Widows Fund Selection

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Postby fraserkerr » May 10th, 2018, 10:38 am

I am 34 years old with a DC stakeholder pension invested with Scottish Widows. I have self selected the following funds:

SW SSGA NTH AMER EQ: 70%
SW SSGA EUROPE EX UK: 10%
SW SSGA JAPAN EQ IND: 10%
EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE: 5%
SW BLK UK SMALL COS: 5%

I am investing 5% of my salary each month which my employer matches and adding a further 10% each month via salary sacrifice. The value of the fund is £101,000 at present. I'm looking to retire hopefully by 60. Can anyone advise if this is a suitable mix of funds to choose from to make up my portfolio.

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Re: Scottish Widows Fund Selection

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Postby GeoffF100 » May 10th, 2018, 11:42 am

Using market weights makes more sense than what you are doing:

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/all-of- ... s-by-size/

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Re: Scottish Widows Fund Selection

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Postby DrBunsenHoneydew » May 10th, 2018, 1:17 pm

You're missing a basic UK Equity fund and Emerging Markets. I'd cull the N America to 40% and substitute with 20% UK and 10% EM.

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Re: Scottish Widows Fund Selection

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Postby StepOne » May 11th, 2018, 1:10 pm

What are the charges for those funds?


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