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By investing in the developing economic powerhouses of the 21st century, emerging markets can offer the potential for long-term returns.
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Stocks & Shares ISA

from Legal & General

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Managed, Tracker, Self-Select
  • Invest From: £50 per month or £500 single

Why we like it: Legal & General has over 9.5 million customers in the UK, and £983.3 billion of assets under their management (as at 31st December 2017). Their Stocks & Shares ISA offers a wide range of investment options, whether you want ready-made funds, low cost index trackers, or the ability to pick your own. You can invest up to £20,000 this tax year, with a low minimum of £500 lump sum or £50 per month, and you can manage your account easily online. Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Fully Managed Stocks and Shares ISA

from Nutmeg

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Fully Managed and Fixed Allocation Portfolios
  • Invest From: Min. £500 single (+ £100 pm for ISAs below £5,000)

Why we like it: Get an intelligent stocks & shares ISA portfolio - Choose a portfolio that's fully managed by our expert team or a fixed allocation portfolio. No tie-ins, no set-up fees, no exit charges. Easy, online set up in minutes. Start with as little as £500 (plus £100 per month for ISAs below £5,000). Portfolio management fees of 0.45%-0.75% up to £100k. 0.25%-0.35% beyond £100k. There are also underlying investment charges, see our fees page. Plus, live chat, amazing customer support and brilliant investor tools and guides. Authorised and regulated by the FCA. Capital at risk.

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Vantage Stocks & Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 2,500+ Funds
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Why we like it: Shelter up to £20,000 this tax year with the low cost, award-winning ISA. The UK's number 1 platform for private investors. 

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Fidelity

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 2,000+ Funds
  • Invest From: £50pm

Why we like it: Invest from as little as £50 a month or with a £1,000 lump sum. Investment choice from over 100 fund providers, giving you access to 2,000+ funds. One low-cost service fee of 0.35%*. Great service – from investment guidance on website through to UK-based phones team. PathFinder, Select 50, Investment Finder - investing tools for beginners to advanced investors. 24/7 access via online Account Management system. Capital at risk.

Important Information: * depending on how much you have invested

Investment Fund ISA

from AJ Bell

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 2000+ Funds
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Why we like it: It is simple to invest in a fund online. You will need to open an account first and then choose the fund you are interested in investing in. There are over 2,000 funds to choose from but to make it easier for you AJ Bell have created their favourite funds list which is their pick of the best funds.

What are emerging markets?

Emerging markets or emerging economies are those which are currently going a period of rapid industialisation and growth, coupled with an upsurge in business activity. The seven largest emerging economies by GDP are China, Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey. However, many other markets can also classified as emerging - for example, investments in African economies are becoming more widespread, too.

Because they are growing and changing rapidly, emerging markets can seem like an attractive prospect to investors who are looking for long-term growth, as these markets are predicted to be major economic players later on in the 21st century.

Why invest in an emerging market fund ISA?

  • Emerging economies can offer the potential for long-term growth as new economies take centre stage in the worlds' financial markets.
  • Emerging markets can be an exciting way to invest in new, up-and-coming businesses across the world - if you're already an experienced investor, they can offer an interesting addition to your portfolio.
  • Well-researched emerging market funds have the potential to inject cash into economies where it's most needed. This can help to stimulate local job creation, encourage entrepreneurship, and increase standards of living.

Points to bear in mind when investing in emerging market fund ISAs…

  • As well as offering higher potential returns, emerging markets are classed as higher risk investments than those in developed markets. Whether or not emerging market ISAs are right for you will depend on your investment goals and appetite for risk. Emerging markets can be riskier due to fewer local regulations.
  • Don't assume that all emerging markets are the same - do your research. As economist Nouriel Roubini has pointed out, emerging markets should not be lumped together in terms of growth.
  • As well as developing financially, many emerging economies are simultaneously going through major socio-political changes. There's always a risk that changes to the prevailing political climate or social structure could lead to economic instability and potential loss for investors. Change creates risk, but it also creates opportunity, both for businesspeople in emerging markets and those who want to invest in them.
  • Not all emerging economies have a good track record when it comes to things like enforcing workplace health and safety regulations, upholding human rights, or preventing political corruption.
  • Because you'll be investing internationally, it's important to bear in mind that your returns will be subject to fluctuations both in your own currency and the currency of the market you're investing in.
Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.

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