The main business of an investment company is to hold and manage securities for investment purposes, but they typically offer investors a variety of funds and investment services.

We all invest for the same reason – to grow our money. The way we approach investing can be quite different based on our investment goals and attitude to risk.

While there’s no guaranteed way to spot losses in advance, there are warning signs that an investment may be heading downhill. Each country’s regulator keeps a register of firms which it regulates. This register specifies the types of investment services that each firm is authorized to provide. We aim help you work out what kind of investor you are and give you some tips on how to manage your investments confidently. Review your investments at least once a year using the various reports investment providers publish.  Even if you have an investment adviser, it’s important you read them yourself.