There are two major benefits of fixed interest investing. Investing in the fixed interest arena can provide solid returns without taking the plunge into high risk investing. It can also increase diversification, which by its very nature natures lowers risk in your portfolio. Fixed interest investing is itself an asset class however it is not as susceptible to the extreme lows that investments are in jeopardy of during precarious times, which can be a comfort. However, they do not supply the extreme highs that can be received with other investments such as shares, property or cash.