Does IG offer investment advice?

Based on your answers to a series of questions designed to determine your appetite for risk, we help you find the IG Smart Portfolio that’s right for your risk profile. This is considered to be regulated advice under FCA regulations. However, it is not classified as MiFID investment advice and does not take into account your personal circumstances. We will not provide you with a personal recommendation.

After you’ve selected your IG Smart Portfolio we make decisions to buy and sell your investments on your behalf. We take into account the information you provided when you set up your IG Smart Portfolio, including your knowledge and experience of investing, and your financial situation. This means we’re acting as your discretionary investment manager, and do not have to ask for your consent for every transaction we make. Instead, you agree that we’ll take responsibility for your investments when you accept our Terms and Conditions. We manage your account with care and experience, and in accordance with the information you provided.

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