The Performance insight allows users to adjust assumed returns on investments incrementally upwards or down to see the results of higher or lower than expected returns in the plan’s charts.
The Performance slider can be used to adjust capital growth upwards or downwards in 1% increments from their starting position. For example, if you have an account that is set to grow at a growth rate of 2% (net of any account fees) and you move the performance slider up a notch from midpoint, the growth rate would be 3%. Move the slider a notch down from midpoint and the growth rate would be 1%.
Note: By default AdviserGo will not include Current or Savings Accounts in the performance slider unless they grow with 'Portfolio/Holdings' as discussed below.
Accounts that are set to be grown using asset allocation, are handled differently. When you view the Growth (or Growth & Yield) panel for a Savings, Investment or Money Purchase Pension, you will see the option to grow the account by “Portfolio/Holdings”.
When this option is selected, rather than using a fixed growth rate, the account's growth will be derived from market assumptions based on the account's asset allocation.
When you move the slider upwards or downwards, the growth rate for the account will move closer to the Upside or Downside return rate, depending on the direction you move the slider.
Note: that the Performance slider only adjusts capital growth. Natural income, dividend and interest yield, are not adjusted by the slider apart from adjustments made to interest earned on cash accounts grown using 100% cash asset allocations.
You can view the adjusted return rates while using the Performance slider in the ledger and also by double clicking any bar of the chart to open Year View (top right of the chart). The annual chart details legend will display. Click the Investments or Pensions tab. These tabs will show the adjusted growth rates for savings and investments (the Investments tab) and for money purchase pensions (the Pensions tab). The growth rates shown will be net of any fees set for the given account.