Up until November 2020, the funds in your straightforward pension were our Pension Growth Fund and Pension Bond and Gilt Fund. You can see how these and our other pension funds performed in the links below.
Your straightforward pension now invests in our Pension Growth Fund 3 and Pension Defensive Fund. These funds launched in November 2020. For the period before November 2020, to help you compare them with other funds we have replicated the performance of the markets the funds invest in, to give an indication of what the performance may have been prior to its launch. The simulated return takes into account that the mix of assets are re-balanced once per month and includes annual costs of 0.85% for Growth Fund 3 and 0.70% for the Pension Defensive Fund.
Check out the table below for a quick look at how they might have performed.
|Fund||Dec 2017 to
|Dec 2018 to
|Dec 2019 to
|Dec 2020 to
|Dec 2021 to
|Pension Growth Fund 3||-5.3%||18.0%||8.7%||14.4%||-8.8%|
|Pension Defensive Fund||-1.2%||6.3%||4.7%||1.8%||-9.5%|
Source Lipper, total return (income reinvested), 31.12.17 to 31.12.22 For details of the performance comparator of each fund, please see the respective Key Investor Information Document.
Please bear in mind, the value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest. Tax benefits and tax rules depend on individual circumstances and may change in the future. The earliest you can normally take your pension savings is your 55th birthday. If you stop or reduce your payments you will reduce the amount you get back from your pension.
The graph below shows the performance of the Virgin Pension Growth Fund 3 and Virgin Pension Defensive Fund.
We changed the investment approach of Pension Growth Fund 3 and Pension Defensive Fund in November 2020. For the period before November 2020, we have simulated the performance of the markets the funds invest in, to give an indication of what the performance would have been prior to their launch. The simulated return takes into account an annual cost of 0.85% for Growth Fund 3, and 0.70% for the Defensive Fund, and that the mix of assets (within each fund) are re-balanced once per month.