Diversified Robo Returns Outperformed FTSE 100 Across 2017

February 2018

Investors at the more aggressive end of the robo-advice market outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2017, according to the latest research from consumer advice site, Boring Money.

  • In the UK robo adviser assets have grown from £1.6bn in September 2017 to an estimated £1.8bn at the end of 2017
  • Returns show that three of the best performing robos’ higher-risk diversified portfolios outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2017 and did so at a lower risk
  • The top performing robo portfolios analysed were Nutmeg’s Portfolio 10 (which returned 13.41%), followed by evestor’s Portfolio 3 (which returned 12.72%) and Netwealth Risk Level 7 (which returned 12.12%)

The robo-advice sector continues to help diversify risk for retail and novice investors, allowing them to invest in stocks and shares related products without having to be ‘experts’ in the market.

Boring Money has analysed robo adviser returns across 2017 from 7 of the major players in the evolving UK market: IG’s Smart Portfolios, Moneyfarm, Netwealth, Nutmeg, Scalable Capital, True Potential and Wealthify.