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Investing in technology offers investors opportunities for growth and income.

Wherever you look technology is everywhere and the good news for investors is that there are no shortage of good performing funds to consider.

You can invest tax efficiently into technology funds via an ISA.

Selected ISAs

Technology Trust PLC

from Allianz

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: The Trust’s objective is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing principally in the equity securities of quoted technology companies on a worldwide basis.
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: The award-winning Allianz Technology Trust PLC offers investors access to the fast moving world of technology with the reassurance that investment decisions are made by Walter Price who has 40 years of experience of investing in technology. He is Co-Head of the AllianzGI Global Technology Team which currently manages $4bn in assets under management.

Investment trust providing exposure to global technology companies. Allianz Technology Trust PLC is a UK listed investment trust that offers access to the investment potential of the technology sector. The Trust aims for long-term capital growth by identifying major trends ahead of the crowd and investing in stocks worldwide that have the potential to become tomorrow’s Apple or Google.

The Trust invests in mid to large-sized technology companies, holding companies expected to benefit from the continued growth in particular sub-sectors of technology. It also seeks to hold companies that will create shareholder value with the introduction of a new product or new technology. Over the past 20 years, this would include PC manufacturers, software, internet applications or consumer devices.

Allianz Technology Trust is managed by the highly experienced AllianzGI Global Technology team based in San Francisco. The team benefits from its proximity to Silicon Valley where many of the world’s key technology companies are headquartered. Current major holdings include Google, Amazon and Tesla.

This fund is available via: Interactive Investor investment platform »

Important: 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.

Polar Capital Technology

from Polar Capital

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Researching and identifying developing technology trends and investing in the companies best placed to exploit them.
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: Polar Capital Technology Trust plc provides investors with access to the potential of companies in the global technology sector.

Investment trust providing exposure to global technology companies. Launched in 1996, Polar Capital Technology Trust plc (“PCT”) has grown to become a leading European investor with a multi-cycle track record. Managed by a team of dedicated technology specialists, the PCT aims to maximise long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of technology companies from around the world. The managers’ core belief in rigorous fundamental analysis, and being unconstrained by not following a benchmark, enables PCT to deliver global equity market outperformance through exposure to a universe of over 3,000 companies. Top holdings in the fund include Apple, Microsoft, Google & Facebook.

This fund is available via: Interactive Investor investment platform »

Important: 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.

Technology Stocks & Shares ISAs

Technology embraces a wide range of industries including:

Computing technologies - As well as the development of better laptops and desktops there is also the software development that continues at pace. Companies such as Microsoft and Dell are constantly innovating as are the chip processor manufacturers such as Intel and AMD.

Internet technologies - In a fairly short period of time the internet has become a main driver for commercial activity. Players such as Google and Amazon have changed peoples buying behaviour. 

Artificial intelligence - AI technology incorporating deep and machine learning. Whilst still at an early level an example is self drive car technology.

Blockchain technology - The driver behind virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. Effectively blockchain is digital information (the "block") stored in a public database ("the chain"). As well as forming the bedrock of cryptocurrencies where there is no need for a central authority, blockchain is being used by the healthcare sector to store client records. Supply chain management is also another area where blockchain is being used to create efficiencies.

Cloud technologies - data storage is big business and players such as Amazon, Google & Microsoft are all front players in this market.

Smartphone device technology - Apple's iphone was the pioneer in this sector but now there are a host of smartphone providers such as Samsung and Huawei who are looking at how to improve mobile phone technology to create a competitive advantage

Why Invest In A Technology Fund Within An ISA?

Some things to consider include:
  • Can I invest in a technology fund within an ISA? Yes you can. Options include technology tracker funds, investment trusts and ETFs. 
  • Charges - Passive funds will tend to have the lowest charges. Actively managed funds will be more expensive. 
  • Past performance - You can look at past performance typically over the last 5 years. 

As with all investing make sure the fund is line with your requirements and you are comfortable with the risk profile. 

Some funds are more volatile than others in the technology space due to the nature of the sector.

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Important Risk Information:

The value of investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks and commitments. This website aims to provide information to help you make your own informed decisions. It does not provide personal advice based on your circumstances. If you are unsure of how suitable an investment is for you, please seek personal advice.

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