Investment Pathway 2

I plan to use my money to set up a guaranteed income (annuity) within the next 5 years

Investment Pathways have been introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The idea is to give you access to simple, good-value investments which broadly match your plans for your pension.

By choosing Investment Pathway 2, you can invest your pot in an AJ Bell fund designed for people who plan to use their money to set up a guaranteed income (annuity) within the next 5 years. This fund is built and managed for you by the specialist team at AJ Bell Investments. Just keep in mind that this fund isn't designed to track the price of buying an annuity, and once you buy an annuity you usually can't change your mind.

Choosing an Investment Pathway is completely optional. If you prefer, you can pick your own investments, or simply leave your drawdown pot invested where it is now. Similarly, you could choose an Investment Pathway for some of your pot, then invest the rest elsewhere. Whichever option you go for, remember that it’s important to regularly review how your pension is invested, particularly if your retirement goals change.

Learn more about Investment Pathways, or read our FAQs.

Important information: By providing an AJ Bell fund for your chosen Investment Pathway, we aren't giving you personal advice. Before you invest, you need to make sure that you understand all the risks and are comfortable this investment is right for you. To understand the full picture, please also read the fund's factsheet and KIID. The value of investments can change, and you could lose money as well as make it.

Remember that other providers offer Investment Pathway funds, and it’s a good idea to shop around before you continue. Money and Pension Service have a useful drawdown comparator which you can view at