How we
invest

All our portfolios are

Green pie

Intelligent & diversified

Our team will build you a high-quality, diversified investment portfolio so all your eggs aren't in one basket.

Green balanced

Risk-balanced

No matter your preferred risk level, we've got a portfolio for you. Plus, we'll keep your investments in line with your chosen risk for you.

Green piggy

Low cost

In a complex investment universe, we keep things simple with low-cost, high-quality exchange-traded funds (ETFs), for better long-term returns.

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.

How we build portfolios


Your needs
1

We get to know your needs

When you sign up, we first ask you about your goals and risk preference. Using that information, we build a portfolio that’s just right for you, whether you’d like to be cautious or adventurous.

Risk opportunity
2

We spread the risk and opportunity

All of our portfolios are diversified. This means your money is invested across many different types of assets, countries, and industry sectors, which spreads the risk of your investments while improving your opportunity for higher returns.

Smart stuff
3

We do the smart stuff for you

When assets in your portfolio pay out dividends, we reinvest them automatically, increasing time in the market and your chances for growth. Also, as certain assets perform differently than others, we rebalance your portfolio to stay in line with your risk preference.

On top
4

We're on top of it — you're in control

Whether you’ve got a fully-managed portfolio with our expert team on your side or a fixed allocation portfolio with auto-rebalancing, you can always change your risk level whenever your goals or circumstances change.



Two investment styles. One great service.

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Fully managed portfolios

Fee: 0.75% up to 100k, 0.35% after that.

An intelligent portfolio built and fully-managed by our experienced investment team.

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Fixed allocation portfolios

Fee: 0.45% up to 100k, 0.25% after that.

An intelligent, packaged portfolio crafted by our team but with no ongoing strategic intervention.

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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.

What we invest in

We believe long-term, intelligent asset allocation is a far better investment approach than trying to pick a single company that may outperform its competitors. Our expert investment team use a broad range of assets to build sophisticated, globally-diversified portfolios.


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All holdings are ETFs that meet European regulatory standards (UCITS).


How we buy these assets for you

Once we've determined which assets should go into a portfolio, and in what proportions, we look to invest in them in the most efficient way possible. We generally prefer to use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) because they’re easy to trade, low cost and aim to track the movement of market indices with a high degree of accuracy.

About ETFs

ETFs hold investment assets — like stocks and bonds — and they are widely traded on many stock exchanges. They usually track an index, like the FTSE 100, or the Dow Jones.

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With investment, your capital is at risk

How we maximise the power of ETFs

The best 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. From this universe, we select the best in class funds for each asset class and automatically upgrade them whenever a better one becomes available. This process has brought the average underlying fund cost of our portfolios from 0.27% to just 0.19% annually over the past three years.

Fractional shares

We are the first and only wealth manager in the UK to trade in 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 a one share, effectively owning pennies in any ETF, which makes global diversification effective at any portfolio size.

The best prices

Typically, our in-house dealing team is able to buy investments at a price 0.08% lower or sell at 0.08% higher* than the market price. We make this happen in a few ways: 1) Rather than dealing on the London Stock Exchange, we deal directly with specialist ETF 'market makers' across Europe to get the best possible prices, and 2) we match deals between clients selling and clients buying to reduce trading further. These improvements add up over time: we saved our customers over £1,000,000 last year alone.

* Based on all trades conducted in 2016, this is the difference between the market quoted price at the exact time of the trade and the price we obtained.

Our investment team

The Nutmeg investment team is rich in experience and expertise.




Investment team

The Nutmeg investment team has extensive experience in macro-economics, market analysis, and risk and security selection across a wide range of investments. The team is run by our Chief Investment Officer, Shaun Port, who has 25 years' experience in devising investment strategies for clients ranging from central banks to pension schemes to private high-net worth individuals.

Advisory team

Shaun's team is advised by a committee that includes renowned British economist John Kay; chair of the investment committee of the £21bn Welcome Trust, Alan Brown; and former deputy editor of the FT, Jane Fuller. They bring additional challenge to the investment team to ensure that we incorporate the latest academic and investment thinking.