Barclays GlobalMarkets Fund

For consistent, reliable long-term returns

Gain exposure to a range of asset classes from around the world through our combination of index-tracking funds that aim to provide consistent, reliable long-term returns, while keeping your costs low.

About Barclays GlobalMarkets

The aim of the Barclays GlobalMarkets Fund is to provide you with capital growth over the medium to long term. The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.

Smoother returns

Your portfolio will be broadly diverse to capture the growth potential in both developed and emerging economies. This should help to better manage the overall risk of investing and help generate smoother returns.

Transparent portfolio

You’ll have access to a globally diversified portfolio of index funds in a fund-of-funds structure. As index funds have transparent portfolio holdings, you’ll know exactly where your money is being invested.

Choice of funds and currency

You can choose from five funds, each with a different blend of asset classes to suit your investment objectives. Each is available in sterling, US dollars and euros. With investments in foreign securities, the value and income may be impacted by changes in exchange rates between currencies.

Global expertise

This fund combines our expertise with that of BlackRock, a global leader in index funds. So you’ll benefit from our research and asset allocation, as well as BlackRock’s experience in implementing passive products and portfolios.

Lower costs and tax efficient

Index-tracking funds can offer significant cost advantages over actively managed funds because of their lower trading and research costs. You also won’t be liable for Capital Gains Tax when we buy or sell funds within the portfolio, whereas you would be if you managed it yourself. However, you may need to pay Capital Gains Tax when you sell your investment in the fund.

Things to consider

You should bear in mind that tax rules can change and their benefit to you will depend on your circumstances. We don’t provide tax advice.

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