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Legal & General UK 100 Index Trust Inclusive - Class R - Income (GBP)

Sell:147.00p Buy:147.00p Change: 0.20p (0.14%)
Prices as at 13 September 2019
Change: 0.20p (0.14%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 13 September 2019
Change: 0.20p (0.14%)
Prices as at 13 September 2019
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on our Wealth 50 list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 50 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments we believe Wealth 50 funds are superior alternatives. View funds on the Wealth 50 »

This fund tracks the FTSE 100 index of the largest companies on the UK stock market. Lots of these companies are big multinationals that make most of their money overseas. So even though it only invests in UK companies, investors get exposure to the global economy too. Legal & General has a large and experienced team. They keep their costs low and have done a good job of performing similarly to the index to date.

Our view on the sector

The UK stock market is home to lots of world-class companies. From international giants to a diverse array of smaller businesses. This provides a rich hunting ground for fund managers in this sector. They all try to grow investors' money over the long term, but each goes about it in a different way. Some focus on larger companies in the FTSE 100 index, others invest in medium-sized or smaller companies, and some have the flexibility to invest in any company, regardless of size. Some aim to match or deliver a return similar to the broader UK stock market. Others have the freedom to try and make as much money as possible for investors and take more risks. That could mean investing in only a small number of companies, for instance. A fund that invests in UK shares is normally the first port of call for UK-based investors. But with such a variety on offer, investors should make sure a fund is right for their circumstances before investing.

Performance Analysis

The fund's tracked the FTSE 100 index closely since it launched. A big part of this is down to the fund's low charges. As with all tracker funds though, the performance will almost always be slightly behind the index due to the charges.

Investment Philosophy

Tracker funds are one of the simplest ways to invest. They aim to match the performance of an index, rather than beat it. They usually do this by investing in every company in the index. This means they don't need analysts to research individual companies, which keeps costs to a minimum. If the fund's costs are low it's likely to track the index more closely.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Legal & General is one of the most conservative tracker fund managers. The fund invests in every company in the FTSE 100 index and in the same proportion. This is called 'full replication' and gives it the best chance of tracking the index precisely. Legal & General don't lend shares to other companies. Other tracker managers do this to reduce costs, but it adds risk to the fund.

question mark Manager Track Record Based on HL Quantitative Research

  • Legal & General UK 100 Index R Acc
  • FTSE 100 TR

Fund Track Record

13/09/14 to 13/09/15 13/09/15 to 13/09/16 13/09/16 to 13/09/17 13/09/17 to 13/09/18 13/09/18 to 13/09/19
Annual return -6.77% 12.42% 13.33% 2.19% 5.38%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

Fund Management Group Comment

Originally a life insurance company, Legal & General have been involved in managing investors' money since 1836. They are now one of the UK's largest investment and insurance companies. They have a prominence in managing tracker funds- with over a dozen funds and many more investments managed on behalf of institutions and pension funds.

Legal & General are one of the best resourced teams in tracker fund management- with over 50 managers, analysts and traders. They have a conservative approach to funds with the scale to keep costs low for investors.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: LGIM Index Fund Management Team
Manager start date: 1 January 2014
Manager located in: London

The Index Fund Management team comprises 25 fund managers, supported by two analysts. Management oversight is provided by the Global Head of Index Funds. The team has average industry experience of 15 years, of which seven years has been at LGIM, and is focused on achieving the equally important objectives of close tracking and maximising returns.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account