With so many investing options out there, getting the right balance for your portfolio can be difficult. So this week presenter Claer Barrett has invited two listeners in for a portfolio makeover. Thirty-seven-year-old James holds UK-focused equities in his stocks and shares Isa. He was doing well, but market movements and rising inflation have made him think he might need to diversify. Thirty-four-year-old Gillian has taken a different approach, investing as much as she can into her company pension. However, she hasn’t paid much attention to what her pension is actually invested in.

Investment experts Rosie Carr, editor of the Investors Chronicle, and Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, give their views on how James and Gillian can get the best out of their investments. Tips include how investors can manage the threat of rising inflation, different ways of approaching asset allocation and building a diversified portfolio.

If you want to hear more about how to get started on your investment journey, try this episode of Money Clinic: https://www-ft-com.newman.richmond.edu/content/e035ebf1-a9ff-4057-a1bb-591f2be296e4

Want to talk to Claer on the show? Email money@ft.com or drop her a line on Instagram @Claerb

Finally, Money Clinic is a general discussion about investment topics, and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice. Your capital is at risk when you invest.

Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Persis Love. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music.




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