Fixed allocation portfolios

Low cost, diversified portfolios with automated rebalancing

Designed to perform without intervention. We’ll keep you invested in assets matching your risk level, only reviewing these assets once a year to make sure they’re still right for you. Beyond that, we keep our hands off.

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Global, multi-asset portfolios crafted by our experienced team.

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Fully-automated rebalancing and dividend reinvestment.

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Low cost

Nutmeg management fee of 0.45% up to £100k and 0.25% thereafter

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Remember, with investment your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio could go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest.

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Portfolio breakdown and investments

Learn more about the investments we use

The majority of holdings are ETFs that meet European regulatory standards.

Includes holdings in

  • Large and medium-sized companies across all developed and emerging countries

  • Fast-growing small companies in the US, Europe, Japan, and emerging markets

  • Government bonds in the UK with a wide range of maturities

  • Corporate bonds issued by a wide variety of UK and international companies in sterling, and high-yielding corporate bonds issued in the US

  • Higher yielding bonds issued by governments from developing countries

And exposure to

  • Stock markets across 46 countries in the developed and developing markets covering 99.8% of the world's market

  • Best in class ETFs across all providers

  • Up to 10,000 individual underlying securities

  • A balance between sterling and foreign currencies to help mitigate risk.

  • Fixed income securities from up to 92 countries

With investment, your capital is at risk

These portfolios are designed to perform without intervention. By that, we mean we’ll keep you invested in assets that match your risk level, and only review those assets once a year to make sure they’re still right for you. Beyond that, we keep our hands off. Explore below how these portfolios would have performed over the last 20 years using simulated percentage returns. Trading costs, underlying fund costs, and a management fee of 0.45% have been included.

These past performance figures are simulated and are not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Learn more about performance and how it's calculated

Cautious Steady Balanced Growth Adventurous
Balanced Aims for moderate growth without extreme volatility

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Annual returns

Annualised Returns


How we compare

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Automatic rebalancing
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Best in class fund selection
Management fees Avg. 0.35% platform fee 0.45% up to £100K0.25% thereafter

There are other costs associated with investing, find out more about Investing costs and charges

Source: For fees, Nutmeg-commissioned study by Lang Cat, May 2016.

How we maximise the power of ETFs

High quality funds

Exchange-traded funds are very popular tools used by a wide range of investors, from institutional investors and hedge funds to pension schemes and private clients. There are over 1800 ETFs listed for sale in the UK, from 24 different providers. For each asset class in our portfolios, we select the fund we believe offers the best mix of performance, quality and value for money and upgrade them when a better one becomes available. This process has brought the average fund cost of our fully managed portfolios from 0.27% to just 0.19% annually over the past three years. Our fixed allocation portfolios have an average fund cost of 0.18% and our socially responsible portfolios have an average fund cost of 0.33%.

Fractional shares

This means that every £1 is put to work as efficiently as £10,000 would be, with each dividend received reinvested across your whole portfolio. Other providers trade ETFs in lots of one share, which with some ETFs costing well above £100 per share makes building a diversified portfolio difficult, even with large portfolios. Our systems, on the other hand, can hold a small fraction of one share, effectively owning pennies in any ETF, which makes global diversification effective at any portfolio size.

Lower prices

In 2017, our in-house dealing team was able to buy investments at a price 0.06% lower or sell at 0.05% higher* on average than the prices quoted on the London Stock Exchange. We make this happen by also dealing directly with specialist ETF 'market makers' across Europe to get the best possible prices. We additionally match deals between clients selling and clients buying, to reduce trading further.

These steps add up over time: in fact, over the past two calendar years we have saved our customers over £1.9M.**

* Based on all trades conducted in 2017, this is the difference between the quoted price on the London Stock Exchange at the exact time of the trade and the price we obtained.
** Based on the cumulative effect of the differences across all trades conducted in 2016 and 2017.


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