Our value-focussed Risk-Managed Portfolios let you access a complete portfolio of investments in a single fund. You can use them in your pension, individual savings account (ISA) or general investment account (GIA). And with six funds to choose from, you can select a risk level that you're comfortable with.

Investing can feel like a complicated business – but it doesn't need to be that way. Our six Risk-Managed Portfolios are simple to use, all-in-one solutions designed to grow your investments at a risk level you can choose.

All you need to do is select the single portfolio from our range that best matches your investment targets and your attitude to risk, from cautious through to adventurous. Our team of experts, supported by award-winning investment specialists, Aon, has done the hard work for you –carefully creating each portfolio to suit six different risk levels. 

Each portfolio includes a wide range of investments from around the world and can hold a mix of company shares, also known as equities, bonds and cash.


Mixing up investments like this is a good way to manage the balance between risk and return, but bear in mind, the value of all investments can fall as well as rise and isn't guaranteed. There's a chance you could get back less than you invested.

For more adventurous investors, we might include a higher proportion of equities, some from emerging markets like India, South Africa, and Brazil. These aim to deliver higher returns over the long term but also have a greater risk of falling in value, and by greater amounts.

For more cautious investors, we'd reduce the proportion of equities and include more government and company bonds and cash. These investments tend to have lower growth potential, but are usually less risky, although they can still fall in value.

Our aim

Our aim is to deliver the best return possible for each risk level. All you have to do is choose the portfolio that's right for you. If you have a financial adviser, they can help you with this. You should always read the fund factsheets and key investor information before deciding.

Once you've chosen your portfolio, our Portfolio Management Team will take care of the rest – constantly monitoring markets and economic factors to take advantage of opportunities and guard against threats.

They'll adjust where you're invested with the aim of maintaining the optimum balance between risk and potential return. Be sure to check regularly that it's still meeting your needs. And, to make things even easier, you can choose the same portfolio for your pension, ISA and GIA. 

We've been helping our customers achieve a lifetime of financial security since 1831. And we've been managing multi-asset funds like the Risk-Managed Portfolios for nearly 40 years. Today, over one million customers invest in our multi-asset funds, trusting us to make saving simpler (As at May 2021).

Find out more about the funds, including where they invest, charges and risks at aegon.co.uk/risk-managed or ask your financial adviser.

Aegon's Risk-Managed Portfolios – a simpler way to invest.

You can choose from six Risk-Managed Portfolios, each of which is designed to match a different risk preference. Click on the portfolios below to find out more about each fund.

Generally, you'd expect higher-risk funds to return more over the longer term than lower-risk funds, but there's no guarantee of this and there's a greater chance they could lose money, particularly over shorter time periods.

Benefits of our Risk-Managed Portfolios:

  • Let you choose the balance of risk and long-term growth potential that’s right for you
  • Available within a pension, ISA or GIA
  • Managed on your behalf – we monitor the portfolios and change them if needed
  • Provide a complete, risk-managed portfolio for an ongoing fund charge of 0.25% each year*
  • Are backed by our Funds Promise, which means their performance is monitored by our Fund Governance Group

    * As at November 2023. Transaction charges and a platform fee will also apply.

There's no guarantee the funds will meet their objectives. Their value can go down as well as up and isn't guaranteed. You could get back less than you invested. Before making any decision to invest in a particular fund, you should read the fund factsheets and Key investor information documents for full details on the fund, including risks and charges, which you can find under the 'Risk Managed range' tab above.

How our Risk-Managed Portfolios work

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Risk management

We monitor risks at every stage of the investment process. For example, we assess how market factors, such as interest rate changes, government spending and trade disputes, might impact the portfolios over the long term. We then make adjustments to the asset allocation – the mix of equities (shares), bonds and cash – with the aim of making sure each portfolio keeps to its risk level.

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Active asset allocation

Asset allocation is key, not just to managing risk, but for the growth potential of each portfolio. Our Portfolio Management team works with investment specialists Aon* to create and maintain a mix of investments that it believes will deliver the best returns possible for each risk level.

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Passively managed components

The portfolios use passively managed investments, also known as tracker funds. Passive investments aim to produce returns broadly in line with the markets they track (before charges) by investing in the same investments in the same proportions, as their benchmark. This approach means less manual intervention, keeping charges low.

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Because the portfolios are backed by our Funds Promise, we check them regularly to see if they're meeting their objectives. That means:

  • We check to see whether the funds the portfolios invest in, as well as the overall portfolios, are performing as expected.
  • We will change the mix, remove or add funds if they're not.

Our Funds Promise

We regularly check these funds with the aim of making sure they're meeting their objectives. Find out more.

*Aon replaced Morningstar as our asset allocation consultants on 1 Jan 2023.


Waystone Management (UK) Limited (WS) is the authorised corporate director of the WS Aegon Risk-Managed Funds. This means they're responsible for the operation of the funds in accordance with the regulations.