When interest rates are low, there's no better time to invest your savings in return-oriented financial markets. There are various investment options and strategies available to reflect your personal need for security, return and accessibility.
But by diversifying your savings into securities, you can earn higher returns. Investment options from AXA, one of the world’s largest asset managers, let you combine the best of digital and personal advice. And you are always the one who decides how involved you want to be in the investment process and how much you want to leave to AXA's investment experts.
Generally, investing is a better way of growing your money than leaving it sitting around in a bank account. Depending on the solution and provider you choose, however, the investment minimums vary. EasyInvest discretionary management lets you invest from as little as CHF 7,500. Our Pillar 3a SmartFlex retirement solution lets you invest smaller amounts on a regular basis.
Strictly speaking, both are funds. They are similar in that they both invest not just in one stock or in one bond, but rather in a range of stocks or bonds. This is how investors spread their investment risk. One of the main differences between funds (and equity funds) and ETFs is the way that securities are selected for the investment portfolio. The selections for equity funds are made by a fund manager or possibly even by a committee of experts. ETFs automatically replicate an index, such as the SMI. This is where the terms actively managed funds and passively managed funds (= ETFs) come from. Funds that use fund managers generally involve higher costs. ETFs have considerably lower operating costs because they don’t have anyone actively managing them.
AXA invests your money based on the investment strategy you have chosen. With the help of digital and personal services, we assist you in defining an investment strategy with the level of security, returns and accessibility that best suits you, and we make sure that there is an efficient mix of ETFs, index funds and actively managed funds available to you. In established markets, we invest in affordable ETFs and index funds. In markets with more challenging structures, we enlist the expert knowledge of qualified fund managers to unlock additional performance opportunities.
Yes. Our 3a SmartFlex retirement solution offers sustainability-themed funds as an investment theme. We will be happy to help you build a sustainable portfolio using EasyInvest.
Just like your income, any interest you earn – such as on bank accounts or on bonds – is taxable. Any interest earned is taxed based on the marginal tax rate.
Example: You earn 1% in interest on your savings account at a marginal tax rate of 30%. After the tax deduction, your net interest income is 0.70%.
Income earned through dividends on equities (units) is also taxable.
Capital gains made on the purchase and sale of securities, on the other hand, are not taxed at all. This is particularly interesting during times when interest rates are low because you can invest in securities to profit from tax-free price gains.
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