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Investing your pension pot

When you first joined the pension plan, the contributions that you and your employer made were invested in a fund or a lifestyle profile chosen for you. This is called the default investment option and, unless you decide to make your own investment choices, this is where your contributions will continue to be invested.

Although it's considered a good starting point for most people, it doesn't take into account your personal circumstances. Even if you've already started choosing your own investments, it's worth considering whether your pension savings are invested in a way that is right for you.

Find out more about investing
There's a lot to think about when it comes to making your own investment decisions.

Your guide to investing  is a great place to start to understand the basics of investing - things like what funds and lifestyle profiles are, how they work, and the type of assets they invest in.

You can also find out more about the different types of investments, the relationship between risk and reward and other considerations to think about when making your own investment choices.

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Balancing risk and reward

It's important to understand the relationship between risk and reward and what it means to you.

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Making your own investment choices

Some of the things you should be thinking bout when making your own choices.

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Your investment options

You can find out more about the different types of investments available to you.

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