What is an IG Smart Portfolio?

An IG Smart Portfolio is a fully managed, broadly diversified portfolio with exposure to many global markets such as fixed income and equity, along with alternative investments such as gold and property.

We build our portfolios using market-leading iShares ETFs, and manage them using asset allocation models devised by BlackRock – the world’s leading asset manager.

Remember your capital is at risk.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Fully managed, fully online

IG Smart Portfolios are expertly managed portfolios designed to deliver long-term returns while keeping costs low.

By drawing on BlackRock’s asset allocation models we can provide institutional-quality portfolios that cater to five distinct risk profiles, ranging from cautious to aggressive. When you open your account, we’ll ask you a series of questions to determine your risk appetite and help you find a portfolio that’s right for your profile.

Your portfolio is then fully managed by our experts, who’ll rebalance it as market conditions change to keep it performing in line with your goals. You’ll have complete transparency, all the time. You’ll know your total cost of ownership (TCO) before you invest, and you’re free to check on your portfolio’s progress 24 hours a day through our online platform.

Please note that when we help you to find a portfolio, we do not consider all of your circumstances. We only suggest a portfolio which investors with the same risk profile as you might typically invest in. If you’re seeking full financial advice, we recommend you speak to an independent financial advisor.

Why invest with IG?

Low fees

Our tiered management fees start at just 0.65%, and go down to 0.1% if your IG Smart Portfolio is worth over £250,000.

See our fees and charges

Global diversification

By investing in low-cost iShares ETFs, our portfolios spread risk across asset classes, geographies and sectors.

Find out about ETFs

No cash drag

Our dynamic technology can invest in ETFs at up to seven decimal places, meaning every pound of your available money is put to good use.1

Instant access

We can normally invest your money instantly if the market is open, and you can withdraw your funds at any time without penalty.2

Complete transparency

Know your total cost of ownership before you invest, and check on the performance of your portfolio at any time.

Security and support

We’re an established member of the FTSE 250, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and we have a 24-hour helpdesk.

Low-cost, high-quality investments

IG Smart Portfolios are built exclusively with BlackRock’s iShares ETFs, which we believe are the perfect asset if you’re seeking long-term growth. Not only do ETFs have low fund charges, meaning you can keep more of your returns, but they also provide diverse market exposure to help minimise your investment risk.

1 Assuming rounding to the nearest pound.  Any remaining cash amounts less than one pound will be invested the next time there is activity in your Smart Portfolio.

2 From the moment funds are credited on your account, as long as the market is open

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