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Global growth funds provide investors with international investment opportunities that can be harder to access if you are acting as a direct investor. See below for a selection of funds that could provide the investment diversification you require.
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Stocks & Shares ISA

from Legal & General

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Managed, Tracker, Self-Select
  • Invest From: £20 per month or £100 single

Why we like it: Legal & General has over 9 million customers in the UK, and over £1trillion of assets under their management (as at 31st December 2018). 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 £100 lump sum or £20 per month, and you can manage your account easily online. 

Important: 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.

Investment Fund Supermarket ISAs

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. 

Important: 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.

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. 

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

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. 

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Interative Investor Stocks & Shares ISA

from Interactive Investor

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 40,000+ UK and global investments
  • Invest From: £25 pm or £100 single

Why we like it: An award-winning ISA that gives you complete control. The second largest platform in the UK with the widest choice of investment options in the market including funds, investment trusts, ETF’s and more. Open online in less than 10 minutes. Access to expert independent ideas and analysis. Low cost fees and trading.

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

What is a global growth fund ISA?

Global growth fund ISAs can provide investment opportunities around the world. A global growth fund can be defined as a fund which invests at least 80% of its assets in equities across the globe, excluding the UK.

As well as the opportunity for long-term growth through a geographically diverse investment portfolio, global growth fund ISAs can offer the potential for tax-efficient returns, because investments held in an ISA are exempt from capital gains tax.

How global growth fund ISAs work

Global growth fund ISAs normally have several features which can make them an attractive option for investors looking for a good return on their savings.

  • A global growth fund ISA will specialise in global equities with the intention of achieving maximum investment growth.
  • Unlike region-specific funds, such as Asia-Pacific funds, global funds are geographically diverse, incorporating companies across all regions (excluding UK investments).
  • Global growth fund ISAs are intended as medium to long term investments, and generally perform better over the long term than some other asset types, including cash.
  • Growth funds tend to be higher risk funds, and the value of your investment could therefore rise and fall across the term of the plan. Because of this, global growth fund ISAs are ideal for those looking to build their savings over longer periods of time.

To make sure any investment opportunity is a good match for the level of risk and return you are looking for, it is highly advisable to consult an independent financial advisor.

A global growth fund ISA may be suitable for you if:

  • You are happy to wait five years or more to access your money and you don't require an immediate income from it.
  • You are happy to accept a level of risk - global growth fund ISAs can offer good long-term potential returns but may be volatile in the short term.
  • You are interested in exploring a geographically diverse range of funds and investment areas.
  • You are saving with the future in mind. Putting your ISA allowance into a global growth fund can offer the potential for higher returns in the long term.

Alternatives to global growth fund ISAs

If you are looking for more short term returns or a regular income, there are various other types of investment ISAs you can consider. These can pay a return within as little as a year, or pay out monthly, quarterly, every six months or yearly.

A professional investment consultant will be able to help you identify the best type of tax-efficient investment opportunity for you.

Compare global growth fund ISAs

Making the right choice about which investment product offers the best match for the level of return and risk you are looking for can be difficult when there are so many different options. Our ISA comparison tool, found at the top of the page, simplifies things by allowing you to compare top deals on global growth fund ISAs and various other investment ISAs from all the leading lenders. That way you can quickly make an informed decision about which opportunity is right for you.

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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Each tax year, there's a limit set by the government to the amount you can save and invest in ISAs: your “annual ISA allowance”. The allowances are intended to reward savers and encourage us to invest more to support our future retirements, without creating a tax haven that can be taken advantage of by very wealthy individuals who just want to avoid paying tax.

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