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Keep investing simple with ready made tracker funds.

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

Japan Index Trust

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE Japan Index
  • 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 is based on the Japanese stock market, has a broad spread of Japanese shares and invests in companies of all sizes.

Why we like it: A low cost way of looking for capital growth by tracking the large and middle capitalisation companies in Japan 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.

Japan 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 A Index Tracker Fund Within An ISA?

Some things to consider include:
  • Can I invest in a Japanese tracker fund - Yes you can. Tracker funds that follow Japanese stocks typically follow the FTSE Japan Index. 
  • What other tracker funds can I invest in? - You can also buy tracker funds that follow UK, European, and US 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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