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    • johnD17
    • By johnD17 16th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
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    Intro Pension/SIPP Fund Advice
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    • 16th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
    Intro Pension/SIPP Fund Advice 16th Jan 18 at 1:37 PM
    Hi All -

    I'm 29, newly (12 months) working as a contractor within IT, have a small pension pot (2k) from previous employer that I have deposited into a SIPP on Hargreaves Lansdown, under their BALANCED fund. Wish to put another c. 5k in before the end of my tax year.

    Just wondering whether this is the best risk fund for my age (i.e. is it TOO conservative).

    For those not familiar with HL, they only have a small number of 'ready made' funds (emerging markets - is this too risky?, equity/bonds - which I am looking to use on an ISA basis to invest my dads inheritance for my mum).

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    • johnD17
    • By johnD17 13th Mar 18, 2:24 PM
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    thanks guys - I'm relatively OK with my pension investments, but like to know more about variation in funds for maybe shorter term vs longer term (dads inheritance investment for my mum vs long term pension for me); and whether you guys would recommend similar funds.

    The funds aren't as simple as X is riskier, appropriate for pensions vs. X is more conservative for the shorter term.

    The funds above that I've chosen are conservative, my dilemma is what I do with c. 90k of my dads money that my mum may well need in the future, taking into account potentially losses vs. zero gains of it sitting in a current account (with premium bonds allocation full).
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