Investment guide

Meet the team that manages your money

The value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you may not get back the full amount you invest. Eligibility criteria, fees and charges apply.

Royal Bank Invest is managed by an experienced investment team at Coutts who carefully analyse market movements and position your money accordingly. Four members of that team tell us how they do it.

How risky is investing?

“Everything comes with an element of risk when investing. But we’re focused on capital preservation as much as helping our clients grow their money. We have a framework in place that guides us in taking what we see as ‘good’ risks – those with a high probability of a positive outcome. More broadly, there’s always going to be ‘noise’ in markets impacting daily returns, but it’s the long game that really matters. If you’re willing to invest over several years, you’re more likely to reach your goals.”

Fahad Kamal, Chief Investment Officer, Coutts

What are the benefits of investing online?

“It’s quick and easy to set up, you can monitor your money 24/7 and our experts do all the actual investing for you. For DIY investors creating their own portfolios, it’s incredibly hard and time-consuming to get right. But our team takes all that pressure away from you.” 

Nick Johnson, Investment Journey Lead

Where does my money go exactly?

“You choose one of five multi-asset funds, each with a different balance between stocks and bonds. We invest your money through what are known as ‘index tracker’ funds – baskets of assets which reflect different stock markets, such as the FTSE 100. We move your money between these trackers to where we see the best opportunities.”

Monique Wong, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management

Are the funds environmentally friendly?

“Every investment decision we make is done with our planet’s future in mind. We have very clear criteria and tough targets to ensure your investments help build a more sustainable world. Two-thirds of the stocks that sit behind Royal Bank Invest have a low carbon footprint and strong environmental focus. And we’ve committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all our investments by 2050.”

Leslie Gent, Head of Responsible Investing

Get started with Royal Bank Invest

You’ll need to be a Royal Bank customer with Digital Banking, aged 18 – 84 and a UK residence for tax purposes. 

Click “Continue” to log into the Royal Bank Invest portal.

Learn more about investments

Whether you’re an experienced investor or just finding out what investing is, we’ve got a range of articles to help you understand more about investing.

We regularly update our articles depending on what’s happening in the market so check back for future updates.

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