ETFs: a low-cost, flexible way to invest

Track the performance of indices, sectors, commodities and more with our range of exchange traded funds (ETFs). Our screener can help you find the right ETFs for your strategy.

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.

What are ETFs?

An exchange traded fund is an investment fund that seeks to track a whole index, sector or market. An ETF will hold assets that enable it to track its benchmark market as accurately as possible – for example, a FTSE-tracking ETF might hold shares in all of the FTSE 100’s constituent companies.

You can buy ETFs like normal shares on a stock exchange, but they can provide exposure to a whole group of assets with a single investment. So rather than having to hold positions in many constituent companies to get exposure to the FTSE 100, for example, you could buy an ETF and only have one position to monitor and manage. Many investors consider ETFs to be an ideal core for their portfolio.

Before investing in an ETF, please read its prospectus or Key Investor Information Document (KIID). Use our ETF screener or log in to access these important documents.

Why choose IG?

In addition to the cutting-edge technology you’d expect from a world leader, we offer:

Execution-only and fully managed accounts

Buy and sell ETFs with our share dealing service, or let our experts invest on your behalf with an IG Smart Portfolio

Huge range of markets

We offer over 2000 ETFs through our share dealing, ISA and SIPP accounts, enabling you to find a product to suit any investment strategy

Low transaction charges

Keep your costs down, with commission from only £5 per ETF trade and a currency conversion fee of just 0.3%1

Expert support when you need it

Our helpdesk team has in-depth knowledge of ETFs and will be happy to answer any queries you have

ETF screener: find the right ETFs for you

Our ETF screener provides an easy way to find ISA-eligible ETFs that match your investment objectives.

Filter more than 2000 global ETFs by asset class, country, performance or ISA eligibility, so you can find the right ones for your portfolio. And if there’s an ETF you’d like to invest in that’s not currently available, simply email helpdesk.uk@ig.com or call 0800 409 6789 to request a new product.

Access leading ETF providers

You can invest in ETFs from some of the world’s biggest providers, including:

  • iShares – the world’s leading ETF provider, with $1.75 trillion in assets under management3
  • Vanguard — offers a variety of ETFs covering US and international stock and bond markets, as well as industry-specific sectors
  • ETF Securities — offers a comprehensive range of specialist ETFs covering commodities, FX, fixed income and equities

How to invest in ETFs with IG

Share dealing

Open an IG share dealing account and you can buy and sell ETFs directly for as little as £5 commission.1

Invest via an IG ISA or SIPP and pay no capital gains or income tax on your investments.2

IG Smart Portfolio

Get a fully managed, globally diversified portfolio, built exclusively with BlackRock’s market-leading iShares ETFs.

Open an ISA or SIPP to wrap a tax-efficient solution around your ETF investments.2

Open your account

It's free to open an account, normally takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

1 Place 10+ trades on UK shares in the previous month to qualify for a £5 commission rate. Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.

2 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

3 Based on 830 ETFs, as at 31 December 2017.