Robo Adviser Performance Q3 2018

Who are the robo advisers?

In our latest robo performance update, we analyse the performance of nine leading robo advisers which together represent over 80% of UK robo adviser assets today.

Average returns

12 months to 30th September 2018

Averaging the performance of the nine robo advisers included in our analysis; high-risk portfolios returned 7.1% over the 12 months analysed, followed by 4.3% for medium risk and 0.7% for low risk portfolios.  In comparison, investing in a passive FTSE 100 tracker would have returned 6.1% over the same period and a leading cash ISA would have paid only 1.2%.

Figure 1 - Returns on £5,000 invested from 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2018

24 months to 30th September 2018

Seven of the nine robo advisers included in our analysis now have a 2-year track record. Averaging the performance of these eight robo advisers; high-risk portfolios returned 17.9% over the 2 years analysed, followed by 10.2% for medium risk and 2.3% for low risk portfolios.  In comparison, investing in a passive FTSE 100 tracker would have returned 17.2% over the same period and a leading cash ISA would have paid only 2.3%.

Figure 2 - Returns on £5,000 invested from 1st October 2016 to 30th September 2018

What do robo adviser customers say?

On our consumer site we have collected thousands of consumer reviews, of more than 30 different DIY investment providers.

We capture recommend scores as well as detailed analysis of value for money, website and service.

Those providers interested in tracking their customer ratings, NPS, market share and more on a regular quarterly basis can visit our POD data tool here or contact Michael for a sample of what we provide.

 

Proposition summary

Here's a basic snapshot of the different robo providers. Drop us a line if you want to learn more, visit our consumer site or have a look at our Digital Wealth and Robo Report 2018.

Robo-Advisor
Number of reviews
Value (5)
Service (5)
Website (5)
Recommend
Wealthify
33
4.0
4.3
4.3
91%
True Potential Investor
36
4.3
4.2
4.1
89%
IG
6
4.2
4.3
3.8
83%
Nutmeg
82
4.0
4.2
4.4
82%
Moneyfarm
36
4.5
4.6
4.2
81%
Scalable Capital
5
4.2
4.6
4.8
80%
Wealthsimple
<5 reviews
Evestor
<5 reviews
Netwealth
<5 reviews

Returns

Click on the images to get a detailed report on each portfolio

Further Details