Welcome to AXA Investment Managers’ Learning Lab.

If you’re looking to get a potentially better return from your cash, you might consider investing it. Taking your first steps into this world can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Arguably the most important factors to consider are your financial goals and what your risk appetite is.

Always remember that unlike saving, you could lose some or all of your money, so working with your financial adviser to find the most suitable investments for your needs is vital. If you want to find out more about different asset classes, such as equities and bonds and how they differ in terms of risk and return, our Learning Lab’s jargon-free guides outline what you need to know. 

Whether you’re already invested or just thinking about it, it is always worth reminding yourself of the basics.

These guides are for information purposes only. We do not give financial advice, and you should speak to a financial adviser if you are not sure about the suitability of your investments.

Visit the following sections to find out more:

  What are bonds?                 

  What are equities?          

  What are multi-asset funds?          

 Why invest in real estate?

The value of investments, and the income from them, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.