Index tracker funds
Index tracker funds aim to mirror the performance of an index. An index is a basket of shares that represents the performance of a stock market.
The FTSE 100 Index, for example, tracks the performance of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. There are a number of different indices tracking markets throughout the world, and there are even tracker funds which cover specialist sectors such as technology.
Index tracker funds generally look to own the same shares as an index, in the same proportions, and thereby track its performance. As there is no research team, the annual management charges are generally low.
A tracker fund does not aim to beat the index, only track it. This style of fund management is also referred to as passive (as opposed to active fund management where mangers choose underlying investments they believe will outperform). If you prefer, please view our actively managed funds.
Why invest with Hargreaves Lansdown?
- No fund dealing fees
There are no fees when you buy and sell any funds in a Hargreaves Lansdown Vantage Account.
- Low annual charges
We offer over 40 low cost tracker funds. Most carry an additional monthly platform fee of just £1 or £2 per fund. Some funds have no additional fee.
- Variety of leading fund providers
Choose index tracker funds from providers including HSBC, Fidelity, BlackRock and many more.
- Wealth of investment choice
From FTSE 100 to global emerging markets, there are a wide range of markets to track.
- Award-winning service
Hargreaves Lansdown has been voted Best SIPP Provider by readers of What Investment for the last six years running (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012).
- One of the lowest cost tracker funds in the UK
The SWIP FTSE All Share Index Tracker is available to Hargreaves Lansdown clients with a 0.1% total expense ratio and monthly platform fee of £2 per account.
Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice.