Investing for growth

Seeking to grow your capital

If you want to focus on growing your money, rather than taking an income from it, you can choose the share class of a Fund which reinvests any Dividends to increase the size of your overall pot.

The other way to capture growth is to buy a Fund with a growth style mandate. Such a Fund will focus on companies with strong growth prospects. These companies tend to reinvest profits in business expansion in contrast to more mature industries which tend to pay out higher Dividends.

The two types of Funds most often associated with capital growth are:

  • Equity Funds – investing in company shares
  • Multi-asset Funds – investing in a range of asset classes

Things you need to know about investing for growth:

  • When buying a Fund for growth it is usual to purchase accumulation units (or share classes), not income units (or share classes). Although it is sometimes possible to purchase income units and have the Dividends reinvested back into your portfolio.
  • To find Fund sectors that aim to generate growth see the IA sector diagram. To explore how different Funds compare in style and performance use our : explore tool.

Our shortlist of featured Growth Funds:

To assist you, below is a shortlist of Funds for your consideration compiled by independent research partner Square Mile. They work closely with us to filter down the Fund selection into a focused list of high quality Funds for our investors.

Fund Name IA Sector Square Mile Rating FE Crown Rating FE Risk Score Link
Artemis Global Select Global Square Mile A Crown Rating 4
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First State Greater China Growth China/Greater China Square Mile AA Crown Rating 3
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Franklin UK Mid Cap UK All Companies Square Mile A Crown Rating 2
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Jupiter Absolute Return Targeted Absolute Return Square Mile A Crown Rating 3
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Jupiter European Europe Excluding UK Square Mile AAA Crown Rating 5
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Man GLG Japan Core Alpha Japan Square Mile AAA Crown Rating 3
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Premier Multi-Asset Global Growth Flexible Investment Square Mile A Crown Rating 5
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Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Asia Pacific Excluding Japan Square Mile AA Crown Rating 5
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Threadneedle UK UK All Companies Square Mile A Crown Rating 4
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When selecting a growth Fund make sure you opt for accumulation units and that the Funds objectives are consistent with your own objectives and attitude to risk.

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