In this article I describe my experiences with the provider VisualVest.
VisualVest is a robo advisor founded in 2015 by the Union Investment Group. The company thus combines the speed and flexibility of a start-up with the expertise, security and financial strength of one of the leading fund companies in Germany. VisualVest was founded in early 2015 and offers three levels of fully automated asset management: VestFolio with ETFs, VestFolio with actively managed funds and GreenFolio, which is geared towards sustainability. It is therefore also interesting for customers who value a sustainable and socially responsible investment.
At a glance – The VisualVest brief check
- Simple and fully digital asset management with just a few mouse clicks
- Very many (17!!) diversified portfolios of passive ETFs, actively managed or sustainable funds available
- Low entry hurdle: one-off investment possible from as little as 500 euros, savings plans from 25 euros per month
- Full flexibility: the money is available at any time and can be withdrawn immediately. Savings rates can be adjusted at any time.
- You can set yourself a financial goal: the provider keeps an eye on the goal for you and gets in touch with you
- Strong partner in the background: the custodian bank is Union Investment Bank
Promotion for new customers: From 15.01.-31.01. there is a 50 euro bonus for all new customers. Voucher code: Resolutions2019.
conditions: In order to have the starting balance paid out, the depot opening must be completed by January 31, 2019, i.e. including legitimation.
In addition, in the case of a savings plan, it must run for at least 6 months and the deposit must be valid after 6 months.
Why VisualVest?Let the robo advisor work for you
How do I find the right investment strategy?
Thats is quite easy. The website provides you with a simple process consisting of the following steps:Open VestFolio or GreenFolio. Let your money work for you in the best possible and sustainable way.
Tochter einer der führenden Fondsgesellschaften Deutschlands
VisualVest is a 100 percent subsidiary of Union Investment. Union Investment is one of the leading fund companies in Germany. VisualVest thus also benefits from the experience of a strong partner.
Schutz vor Insolvenz
In the event of bankruptcy, your invested money remains – you get it back in full.
Of course, the statutory deposit guarantee applies to your account with Union Investment.
VisualVest is a financial portfolio manager regulated by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). For the investor, this has the advantage that VisualVest can intervene directly in the portfolio, for example to optimize the return through reallocations. A robo advisor without a license from BaFin only uses its algorithms to make investment recommendations, which the customer then has to implement on their own.
Can a savings plan be changed at any time?
Yes. A savings plan can be set up from a minimum amount of 25 euros and can then be adjusted at any time. Savings plans can be set up monthly or for longer periods. Dynamic savings plans are also possible (with automatic increases).
Rebalancing at VisualVest
Due to price changes, rising positions in the portfolio can be over-represented while falling positions are under-represented. This effect is balanced by rebalancing so that the composition and thus the risk remain the same
VisualVest checks weekly whether rebalancing is necessary. If a position exceeds a certain threshold, the algorithm intervenes and buys or sells shares of the position. This happens fully automatically for the investor and without additional costs.
Can I cancel my account at any time?
Yes. There is no minimum term and you can close your account at any time and without giving a reason. Money can also be deposited permanently. You can also track all processes in the provider's smartphone app.
Community and minor depots at VisualVest
VisualVest offers both joint depots and junior depots for under 18s. Until the child reaches the age of majority, it can only carry out transactions on the account via a parent or guardian. This means that you can start saving early.
|TIP*: If funds are not purchased from the parents' custody account but from the child's custody account, the child's custody account again has a tax-free amount available.|
Which investment concept is VisualVest pursuing?
VisualVest is a provider that invests in both active and passive funds. The provider has many (17!!) diversified portfolios of passive ETFs, actively managed or sustainable funds available. Personally, I recommend investing in passive ETFs. Why? The SPIVA study regularly proves their superiority.
Goal-oriented and long-term savings
VisualVest actively supports your success on the stock market. To this end, the provider follows the following principles:
- A long-term investment
- Regular savings that cannot be forgotten through automation
- A long-term strategy based on your preferencest
VisualVest offers the provider flexible savings plans to achieve these goals and supports you in achieving the financial goals you have set yourself. The algorithm also calculates how likely it is that your goal will be achieved and suggests measures to change it.
Awards Visual Vest
The provider has already received numerous awards. These include Banking Magazine, Capital, Euro am Sonntag and ETF Extra Magazin
VisualVest Experiences 2020: Conclusion
The provider VisualVest leaves a positive overall impression. With BaFin's approval, VisualVest can relieve the customer of a lot of work and manage the system fully automatically. Furthermore, the provider offers suitable portfolios for all risk classes. With the Union Investment Group in the background, the provider has the necessary experience in the investment sector. Of particular note are the opportunities to invest in sustainable investment products in addition to passive ETFs and actively managed funds. This enables the provider to clearly distinguish itself from the masses and also to win over people who want to invest in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.Benefit now from the offer for new customers and get 50 € starting capital
*This tip does not constitute tax advice! Please clarify the procedure in detail with a trained tax advisor!
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