When it comes to surplus money on your balance sheet, is cash always king?
Holding your company’s money on deposit may make sense to meet short-term cash flow requirements, however, holding all your surplus cash on deposit can be inefficient and may have a negative impact on your balance sheet as:
Deposit rates are still low¹
Inflation is eating into the real value of your money on deposit²
Is there a better solution
If you want to give your company’s surplus money the potential to work harder than deposits, the potential to outperform inflation now may be the right time to speak with your Financial Broker about Corporate Investment Bond or Corporate Savings Plan from Aviva. When you do this, your company’s surplus money will be invested, meaning it has the potential to outperform deposits and inflation over the medium to long term. The following table shows how lump sum investors in some of Aviva’s more popular funds have posted strong returns over a five-year period.
Fund value of a €100,000 initial investment after 5 years to 28 March 2023
Gross of charges and taxes.
|Name||ESMA Risk Rating 28 Feb 2023||Cumulative Gross Return||Gross Investment Value||Gain/Loss|
|Aviva Multi-Asset ESG Active 3||3||6.4%||€106,395||€6,395|
|Aviva Multi-Asset ESG Active 4||4||14.8%||€114,816||€14,816|
|Aviva Multi-Asset ESG Active 5||5||23.4%||€123,429||€23,429|
|Aviva High Yield Equity Fund||6||84.3%||€184,337||€84,337|
|Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.|
Source: Longboat Analytics. The returns quoted include the reinvestment of net income, are net of trading costs and gross of an annual management charges. For details of the charges applicable on your fund selection contact your Financial Broker. Other insurance contract charges apply and as such the returns shown do not represent the returns on insurance contracts linked to these funds. Details of all charges for a particular product are available on request. Aviva risk rates its funds using the ESMA risk ratings scale from 1 to 7. 1 being the lowest risk and 7 being the highest. For more information see the ‘Your Investments Guide’ which is available on request or is available to download on our website.
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Deposit accounts or investment products?
Stephen Rice: Deposits to meet your companies short-term cash flow needs, investments to try and generate potential higher returns over the longer-term.
Why choose an investment product?
Stephen Rice: 3 main reasons, outperform inflation, beat deposits, and generate non trading income.
Why invest with Aviva?
Stephen Rice: Our cost-effective fund range our ESG focus and finally our easy access options.
How are companies investing with Aviva?
Stephen Rice: We regularly see companies using our savings plan along with a lump sum investment together.
Do you need a lot of money to invest?
Stephen Rice: No, you can start saving from €250 per month and lump sums start from €10,000.
How do you invest?
Stephen Rice: Talk to your Financial Broker about how our Corporate Savings and Investments Plans are suitable for your company’s needs.
What are your top tips for investing?
Stephen Rice: 3 key tips understand the time horizon that your company has, the level of risk your willing to take and whether a Savings Plan or Investments Bond or a combination of these are best suited to your company’s needs.
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Important information to consider.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: If you invest in these products you may lose some or all of the money you invest.
Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Warning: These products may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
Warning: The income you get from this investment may go down as well as up.
|The funds referred to in this document may be linked to an insurance-based investment product and the Key Information Document (KID) for this product is available at www.aviva.ie/KIDs. The Risk Ratings of the funds referred to in this document differ from the corresponding Summary Risk Indicators shown in the KID. An explanation of the differences between the Risk Rating and the Summary Risk Indicator is available at the location above.|
1 Source: Bonkers.ie 22 February 2023.
2 Source: Trading Economics 22 February 2023.
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