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Trust in trackers

An index-tracker fund is designed to provide a return that closely follows the performance of the index it's tracking.

We all know that the performance of a particular market can change dramatically and the last 10 years have seen some notable ups and downs. Despite these, experience has shown that investing in equities over the long term (of at least five years) has generally resulted in a positive return.

Here are some more reasons to trust in our trackers:

Lower cost

Index-tracker funds tend to have lower fund management charges than actively managed funds meaning more of your money stays invested.

Spreads the risk

An index-tracker fund is designed to give you broad exposure to a particular market, generally investing in a larger number of companies than an actively managed fund. This means it spreads the risk.

Trusted by professionals

Over 2,300 institutional clients trust us to manage their index-tracking investment. With this many people relying on our expertise, you’ll be in good company.

Size, experience and expertise

Legal & General is one of the biggest providers of index-tracking investments in the UK, managing £331.5 billion as at 30 June 2017. This is a testament to our experience and expertise from generations of investing on behalf of our customers.

Find out more about our range of index-tracking funds that invest across a range of sectors and regions.

Please Remember

Please bear in mind, index-tracking funds may not exactly match the performance of an index. The decisions made by fund managers on how and when to make changes to the fund along with the charges incurred in making these can result in the performance of the fund being different to that of the index it is tracking.

The value of an investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest. Although there is no fixed term, you should consider investments of this type as a medium to long-term commitment of, ideally, at least five years.