SIPP stands for Self-Invested Personal Pension. SIPPs are different from traditional employer pension funds. They give you a lot more freedom when it comes to managing your pension and saving for retirement.
Employer administered pension schemes don’t tend to provide you with a lot of options when it comes to how your retirement funds are invested. A SIPP does. It gives you tonnes of flexibility by enabling you to invest in bonds, stocks, mutual funds or ETFs.
Think of a SIPP as a DIY pension. You pick investments and stay in control throughout the process, managing your savings online.
What can I invest in via a SIPP?
SIPP holders can deploy funds across a wide range of asset classes:
- Stocks and shares
- Investment trusts
- Gilts and bonds (including bonds) issued by foreign governments
- Open-ended investment companies
- Bank deposit accounts
- Commercial property
- Real estate investment trusts
- Offshore funds
Being able to diversify investments across different asset classes enables you to reduce the overall risk of your portfolio. Employer administered pension schemes do offer diversification, but having a SIPP gives you more visibility and control over how your funds are managed.
Who should have a SIPP?
Any UK resident under the age of 75 can open a SIPP. But SIPPs aren’t for everyone.
SIPPs tend to appeal to people who…
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