What is an IG Smart Portfolio?

An IG Smart Portfolio is an actively managed portfolio that combines management expertise, innovative technology and – most importantly – low costs.

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.

A smarter way to invest

Created in partnership with BlackRock, IG Smart Portfolios are designed to provide an affordable and transparent way to grow your wealth.

A portfolio made for you

By drawing on BlackRock’s asset allocation models we can provide institutional-quality portfolios that cater to five distinct risk profiles, ranging from conservative to aggressive. This means that no matter your goals as an investor, you should find an IG Smart Portfolio that suits you. You’ll just need to answer a few questions to help us determine which of our five portfolios is best suited to you.

Discover your portfolio

Please note that when we help you to find a portfolio, we do not consider all 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.

Low costs

Our goal is to show that investing doesn’t need to be expensive. IG Smart Portfolios provide expert wealth management for a fraction of the cost – you can start a portfolio with just £500, and without needing to worry about additional set up, rebalancing, or exit fees. Plus, you will know the total cost of ownership (TCO) before you invest.

Find out about IG Smart Portfolio fees and charges

How we diversify your exposure

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.

Your portfolio will include ETFs that cover a range of asset classes and geographies, including:

  • Government and investment-grade bonds
  • Developed and emerging market equities
  • Non-traditional assets such as gold and property


Our experts will fully manage your portfolio, who’ll rebalance it as market conditions change to keep it performing in line with your goals. The contents of your portfolio are determined by BlackRock’s investment management team, while IG ensures it follows BlackRock’s latest investment research.

Convenient, online control

You too can keep a watchful eye on your portfolio’s performance with our intuitive online platform and app. You can see where your money is invested at any time – by asset class, sector, and geography.

Are you ready to start investing?

It’s free to open an account with us and you could get set up in just a few minutes. See how much your savings could grow – simply use our investment calculator to project the performance of your IG Smart Portfolio.

Benefits of IG Smart Portfolios

  • Low fees

    Our annual management fee is 0.5% on the first £50,000 and is capped at £250 a year. This means that investments over £50,000 are managed free of charge.

    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.

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.