IG Smart Portfolios

Discover a simple, low-cost way to invest, and start working towards the future you want.

IG Smart Portfolios are expertly managed, globally diversified and tailored to your risk profile – all for a fraction of the cost of traditional wealth managers.

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.

Why choose an IG Smart Portfolio?

Low cost

Our transparent management fee starts at just 0.65%. And the more you invest, the lower it gets.

Tailored

Our portfolios cater to five distinct risk profiles from conservative to aggressive, to suit a wide range of risk appetites.

Transparent

Know your total cost of ownership (TCO) before you invest, and see how your portfolio’s performing at any time.

Diversified

Your investments are spread across a range of asset classes, sectors and regions, in a way that suits your risk profile.

Straightforward

It’s quick and easy to get set up, with a fully online application process. And you can start investing with as little as £500.

Expert portfolio management

We’ve partnered with BlackRock, the world’s leading asset manager, to make sure your investments are in the best possible hands.

See how the models behind the portfolios have performed compared to an industry-accepted standard.

Three ways to invest

We offer three types of IG Smart Portfolio to help you get the most from your investments. 

General investment

Get an expertly managed portfolio that’s tailored to your risk appetite and has no maximum contributions.

ISA

Invest up to £20,000 in 2017/18, without paying capital gains tax on your profits or income tax on your dividends.2

SIPP

The tax-efficient way of saving for retirement, with up to 45% tax relief on contributions and no tax on profits.2

How to create an IG Smart Portfolio

New to IG?

  • Create an IG Smart Portfolio account

  • Answer a carefully selected set of questions, so we can determine your appetite for risk

  • We’ll help you find the IG Smart Portfolio that best reflects your risk profile 

  • Deposit some money into your portfolio and we’ll invest it on your behalf

Already an IG client?

If you’re an existing IG account holder, simply log in to My IG, click ‘add another account’ and then select ‘add IG Smart Portfolio’ to open an IG Smart Portfolio account.

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Top FAQs

How do I add funds to my IG Smart Portfolio?

You can add funds to your IG Smart Portfolio quickly and easily by debit card, PayPal, or by bank transfer. Simply log in to My IG, click on the ‘settings’ icon next to the relevant portfolio, then select ‘deposit funds’ and follow the instructions. Find out more on our Help and Support site.

Is there a minimum investment in an IG Smart Portfolio?

Yes, there is a minimum investment of £500 for each portfolio you open. Find out more on our Help and Support site.

How long will it take to invest my money once I've deposited funds?

We aim to invest your money as quickly as possible, and we can usually do this as soon as you add funds to your IG Smart Portfolio provided the stock market is open. Find out more on our Help and Support site.

Is there an inactivity fee for IG Smart Portfolios?

There is no inactivity fee for IG Smart Portfolios. Find out more on our Help and Support site.

Can I open an IG Smart Portfolio ISA and an IG share dealing ISA in the same tax year?

Yes, you can.

ISA rules state that you can only pay into a single stocks and shares ISA each tax year. However, with IG you can invest in that single ISA through two separate account types at once: share dealing and/or an IG Smart Portfolio. Find out more on our Help and Support site.

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 IG Smart Portfolio.

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