Investing in equities is one of the most effective ways to participate in economic growth and to capitalise on the fortunes of industries and individual companies. Although they’re considered higher risk than other asset classes such as fixed income, history shows that they tend to deliver better returns over the long term.
But there is more to shares than just capital growth. Many large blue chip corporations and even some smaller companies offer investors the prospect of steadily rising income through dividends.
Aviva Investors offers a comprehensive range of funds allowing investors access to different geographies and market cap sizes via a range of investment strategies. Some funds are geared to income and finding value, whilst others focus on growth stories in emerging markets. These are more volatile, but offer considerable potential for gains.
Equity income strategies
Many companies across the globe offer investors the chance to tap into attractive and growing yields. Though the UK has traditionally been an appealing market for dividend investors, increasingly opportunities are opening up across the world for equity income. We currently offer UK, US and global equity income strategies.
Small cap strategies
Smaller companies tend to offer exciting growth prospects and often access to new disruptive technologies and business models and other emerging opportunities.
Some of today’s small caps will become tomorrow’s blue chips, potentially offering investors high returns over the course of their journey. Our small cap capabilities encompass UK, European and emerging markets strategies.
Emerging market equity strategies
Investing in emerging markets allows investors to benefit from rapidly developing global economies and the companies that are directly benefitting from that growth.
Aviva Investors has been active in emerging market equities since 1997, and today manages emerging market equity income and small cap strategies. We also manage regional, European and Asia Pacific, as well as global emerging markets equity strategies.
The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in currency and exchange rates. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.
Emerging market equity strategies invest in emerging markets; these markets may be volatile and carry higher risk than developed markets.
Investments in small and mid-sized companies can be volatile and harder to sell than large companies.