Index tracker funds are a great choice for investors who are seeking well diversified investment at low cost.
An index tracker will seek to replicate a particular stock market by closely tracking performance. The fund will typically buy all the company shares in the index. This is different to actively managed funds where a fund manager tries to outperform the index.
Global Health & Pharmaceuticals Index Trust
from Legal & General
- Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE World Index Healthcare
- Invest From: £20 pm
- Investment Options: The Fund aims to provide exposure to stock market investment but without all the risk attached to individual stock selection. This produces low tracking error and limited stock picking or ‘style’ risks. The Fund takes a pragmatic approach to trading on index changes and cash flow and has lower management fees than active funds. This Fund adds a more specialist investment in health and pharmaceuticals shares to an existing portfolio.
Why we like it: A low cost way of looking for capital growth growth from an investment in health, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company shares as represented by the index. No initial charges. 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.