Asset Class Performance

The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount invested.

Equity investments do not include the same security of capital which is afforded with a deposit account.

Key events in the FSTE all share index.

❶ August 1998 Russian financial crisis.

❷Early 2000 Technology bubble burst.

❸September 2001 9/11.

❹August 2007 – Start of the global credit crisis.

❺March 2009 Bank of England cuts base rate to 0.5%.

❻February 2010 – European sovereign debt crisis begins

Source: Morningstar Time Period: 06/06/1995 to 31/07/2015

UK Equities:

The growth in value of UK shares, with income reinvested, as reported by the FTSE All Share Index.

UK Bonds:

The growth in value of fixed rate UK Government bonds, with income reinvested, as reported by the FTSE UK Gilt All Stocks Index.


The average UK house price, as reported by the Nationwide and Halifax House Price Indices. This is an amalgamation of both Nationwide and Halifax indices and does not include rental income.

UK Cash:

The return from cash assuming it can receive the same interest rate as the Bank of England’s Base Rate with interest reinvested.


Increase in the UK Retail Prices Index (All Items Key events in the FSTE All Share Index