How would you invest a million pounds?



I’ve seen a few people post that this question could come up in an interview. I’ve booked a partner interview with a big 4 company in their tax division. My inital thoughts were of property, stock markets or enterprise. Then someone mentioned gold as a safe investment to me. The first 3 suggestions require a lot of in depth knowledge with is maybe why I don’t think it’d be something I could talk about convincingly.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or has anyone ever encountered this question before? What do you think the interviewer is checking by asking this question?

Many thanks!