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Wealth Shortlist Trackers

Our Wealth Shortlist contains tracker funds from across the main sectors that our analysts believe offer both quality and value.

The process for selecting tracker funds for the Wealth Shortlist is similar to the same as for actively managed funds. You can read how our analysts research and select funds for the Wealth Shortlist. However, there are a few considerations unique to tracker funds outlined below.

What did we look for?

We drew up this list after carefully researching the market. We not only want to make sure each fund has tracked its index closely in the past, but that it’s is best placed to track well in future.

Index tracked - It is important to consider which index a fund aims to track. We generally feel that broader, more diversified indices are better and have wider appeal.

Charges - Costs are the only guaranteed contributor to ongoing performance. Unlike with active funds, where there is potential for a good fund manager to outperform an index, passive funds will broadly deliver the market less fees. This is why they’re are an important consideration when assessing passive funds. We feel these funds offer the best combination of quality and value.

Physical replication - When the fund holds all the shares or bonds in the index, whereas partial replication is when the fund chooses not to hold some smaller stocks. We generally think feel that full replication is best for investors, as it leads to more precise tracking, but recognise that this is unfeasible in some markets.

Stock lending - The process where a fund lends its holdings to a third party in exchange for a fee. Stock lending offsets costs, but it does carry some risk. We’re are comfortable with this only if investors benefit and the manager takes steps to control the risks.

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Change view: Charges and discounts | Prices and yields | Annual percentage growth | Replication | Stock lending

This table helps you to compare fund performance over discrete one year periods but please remember that past performance is not a guide to a fund's future returns and should not be looked at in isolation from other research. Click on a column header to sort the table.

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Legal & General UK Mid Cap Index (Class C)
Accumulation | UK All Companies
16.35% -8.37% 18.41% -7.61% 11.13%
iShares Japan Equity Index (Class D)
Accumulation | Japan
13.54% -7.12% 11.54% 13.95% -5.01%
Legal & General UK 100 Index (Class C)
Accumulation | UK All Companies
11.12% -6.60% 12.47% -7.84% 17.56%
Legal & General US Index (Class C)
Accumulation | North America
11.69% 2.59% 25.06% 14.74% 18.09%
Legal & General UK Index (Class C)
Accumulation | UK All Companies
12.31% -6.62% 14.11% -7.00% 16.18%
iShares Corporate Bond Index (H)
Accumulation | GBP Corporate Bond
5.56% -0.16% 11.53% 4.29% -4.75%
HSBC FTSE 250 Index (Class S)
Accumulation | UK All Companies
16.48% -7.00% 17.75% -3.31% 9.11%
Fidelity Index World (Class P)
Accumulation | Global
11.17% -0.66% 20.62% 12.46% 13.01%
Legal & General European Index (Class C)
Accumulation | Europe Excluding UK
17.66% -9.22% 16.35% 7.29% 10.36%
iShares Pacific ex Japan Equity Index (H)
Accumulation | Asia Pacific Ex Japan
14.21% -4.67% 12.92% 22.71% -1.67%
Legal & General International Index Trust (C)
Accumulation | Global
12.99% -1.54% 20.74% 12.68% 13.55%
Legal & General All Stocks Gilt Index Trust (C)
Accumulation | UK Gilt
2.82% 2.60% 9.62% 3.17% -6.73%
Vanguard Global Bond Index
Accumulation | Global Bonds
2.08% 0.90% 7.76% 3.41% -3.39%
iShares Emerging Markets Equity Index (H)
Accumulation | Global Emerging Markets
21.45% -9.27% 10.87% 18.91% -5.73%
Legal & General Future World ESG Developed Index
Accumulation | Global
n/a n/a n/a n/a 14.02%