Exchange Traded Funds

An Exchange Traded Fund is an investment fund traded on a stock exchange much like stocks and shares.

Charges on Exchange Traded Funds are often lower than other types of investment funds and they can provide you with direct access to markets and commodities that may otherwise be inaccessible.

See a selection of Exchange Traded Funds available through the Fair Investment ISA and Investment Account below:

Exchange Traded Funds
Fund ManagerFundFund Initial ChargeAMC³FactsheetHow to invest
DB X-Trackers MSCI Russia Capped Index  FactsheetMore Info
Tracks the MSCI Russia Capped Index.
ETFS Agriculture  FactsheetMore Info
ETFS Agriculture is designed to track the DJ-UBS Agriculture Sub-IndexSM and pays a capitalised interest return which cumulates daily.
ETFS Gold  FactsheetMore Info
The ETFS Gold is designed to track the DJ-UBS Gold Sub-IndexSM and pays a capitalised interest return which cumulates daily.
LYXOR Brazil (Ibovespa) GBP  FactsheetMore Info
Ibovespa’s basic objective is to be an average indicator of the market performance. For that purpose, its composition aims at reflecting as close as possible the real configuration of the cash market operations on BOVESPA (Bolse de Valores de São Paulo).

The value of investments and any return from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information below.

Benefits of Exchange Traded Funds include:

  • Easy diversification of investments – spread the risk
  • Lower costs than other investment products – not usually actively managed
  • Flexibility – buy and sell at current market prices any time in the trading day
  • Market exposure – diverse variety of markets
  • No stamp duty on ETFs traded through the London Stock Exchange (ETFs are registered in Dublin)
  • You can invest in an ETF with a tax-free wrapper, such as an ISA or Child Trust Fund

Exchange Traded Funds also have drawbacks:

  • Higher risk because they are not actively managed
  • Doesn't match growth of an index – charges and timing
  • The value can go up as well as down
  • Trading ETFs internationally means value can be affected by currency fluctuations

 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.