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International Tracker ISAs

Keep investing simple with ready made tracker funds.

International 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.

Selected ISAs

S&P 500 UCITS ETF Tracker

from Vanguard

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks S&P 500 Index
  • Invest From: £100
  • Investment Options: The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index.

Super low cost way of tracking the largest US companies at 0.07% pa. The Fund employs a passive management – or indexing – investment approach, through physical acquisition of securities, and seeks to track the performance of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index (the “Index”).

This fund is available through the Hargreaves Lansdown Platform

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

FTSE All-World UCITS ETF Tracker

from Vanguard

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE All World Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: Replicates returns from the FTSE All World, an index that encompasses both developed and emerging markets from around the world. Ranks among the cheapest products of its type. This is an ‘Accumulation’ product, meaning any income generated is reinvested.

Available via Fidelity Fund Supermarket this is a low cost tracker which provides global exposure with a annual management charge under 0.25% pa.This Fund seeks to provide long-term growth of capital by tracking the performance of the FTSE All-World Index, a market-capitalisation weighted index of common stocks of large and mid cap companies in developed and emerging countries. The Fund employs a “passive management” – or indexing – investment approach, through physical acquisition of securities, designed to track the performance of the Index, a free float adjusted market capitalisation weighted index. The Fund will invest in a portfolio of equity securities that so far as possible and practicable consists of a representative sample of the component securities of the Index.

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

Index World

from Fidelity

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks MSCI World Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: The Fidelity Index World Fund, invested in a variety of well-known companies such as Coca-Cola, Google, Disney & Microsoft

Why we like it: A low-cost, easy way to start investing in the stock market with a super low annual management charge of 0.1%. Great way to spread risk across a wide range of shares.

The Fund aims to track the performance of the MSCI World (Net Total Return) Index (before fees and expenses are applied) thereby seeking to increase the value of your investment over a period of 5 years or more. The performance of the Fund is unlikely to track the performance of the index precisely. 

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

International Index Tracker Fund ISAs

Index tracker investment funds have become increasingly popular due to increased awareness of investment costs associated with active managed funds over time which do not always perform better.

Why Invest In International Index Tracker Fund Within An ISA?

Some things to consider include:
  • Can I invest in international indices - Yes you can. Tracker funds are available to invest in which follow international indices as well as other countries and regions e.g. the USA, Europe and The Pacific Region . 
  • Can I invest in an international tracker fund - You can also buy tracker funds that follow European, US and Far East indices.You can also get tracker funds that track global indices.
  • Are there ethical tracker funds? - Some fund providers offer indices that track indices where companies are excluded that do not meet certain ethical and environmental guidelines. e.g. Legal & General Ethical Trust tracks the UK FTSE 350 excluding shares or companies that do not meet certain ethical standards.
  • Charges - The lower the better. the good news is that unlike managed funds most tracker funds have no initial or exit fees.For international trackers you may have to pay a bit more.
  • Some providers have a simple interface with clear copy about each investment and its past performances. Make sure you find one that you find easy to use, helpful and clear

Over the last decade the costs of investing in tracker funds have come down considerably. It makes sense to shop around to find the right tracker fund 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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