Nutmeg Review

as of 23/01/2019 at 2:20 pm

Holly's View

Nutmeg is the most established of the ‘robo advisers’ and it offers a great option for people who want to invest without the hassle. It’s lost some of its start-up spark with some new boring corporate imagery :0) but the service is good and the communication of complex notions is tackled well: it’s simpler than many, pretty slick and the communications are good. We did find that the back-end of the website doesn’t quite live up to the simplicity of the front end.

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Recommended For

Beginner Investor

In a nutshell

Really easy to use

Pre-packaged investments

The most established 'robo'

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At Nutmeg, we’re challenging the exclusive world of investing. We launched in 2012 with the aim of making investing simpler and more transparent. We offer intelligent investments, and a high-quality wealth management service in a cost-effective way.

We combine investment expertise with technology that’s refreshingly simple. It’s easy to keep an eye on how your investments are performing and understand how much investing really costs.

Why Nutmeg

Whether you’re thinking about your retirement or planning for children, investing with Nutmeg could help you get there. Our award-winning investment service makes sure your investment portfolio is globally diversified, with the option to have your investment fully managed by our expert investors.

We want our service to be as clear and transparent as possible. To that end, we show you how much investing is likely to cost over the lifetime of your investments, based on your personal circumstances.

Our expert investment team

Our expert investment team does the hard work for you. Thanks to Nutmeg’s size, the team is able to get better market terms than the average private investor. Although we’re very proud of our technology, we know the importance of the human touch when it comes to investing.

The team brings together expertise in wealth management, risk management, and macroeconomics, to make sure the impact of economic and political environments on our portfolios are monitored closely.

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What to Expect

Investment Choice


Stocks and Shares ISA

Lifetime ISA

Investment Account


Investments available

Ethical investments

Chosen for you

Investment help

Robo advice / ready-made portfolios

The 'Geeky' Details

Provider details

The biggest of the UK 'robo advisers' with over £1bn under management today. Suits people who don't know where to start or who are not interested in managing their investments on an ongoing basis.

You choose between 10 different options according to your financial situation and attitudes and get plopped into a ready-made portfolio of lots of different investments from across the globe. You can only use their portfolios – you can’t pick your own funds or shares.

You can either choose their low cost automated 'fixed allocation portfolios' or pay a bit more if you'd like their team to manage your investments in a more hands-on way. Either way, it's not an expensive option – the managed portfolios cost around 0.94% per year, or £9.50 on every £1,000.

A nice digital option which will suit busy people on-the-go. With 5 years under their belt, by far the most experienced of the UK 'robo advisers'.

Important Facts & Figures

Provider Size:

The largest UK robo-adviser, with over £1bn invested

Minimum amounts: £500 minimum initial amount for an ISA or investment account – if you have less than £5,000 you also need regular investment of £100 per month to set up
£5000 for a pension
12 month indicative performance:

A medium risk portfolio returned 7.0% in 2017, after charges.

Your Questions

"Hi. Trying to get a bit more pro-active with my pension. I have just over 100k in an Aviva pension mixed investment 40-85% fund with a 0.6% charge. If the money had been in an online managed fund like Nutmeg for example, is it reasonable to assume that as the markets fell last year the funds would have been managed in real(ish) time to limit the damage and therefore not suffer the loss the Aviva fund did? If so, is it therefore a no-brainer to transfer my pension to an online managed pension like Nutmeg (0.35% charge over 100k) or is it not quite as simple as that?! Thanks for your time"

David, London


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"I’m new to investing and in my late 30's. I'm actually stuck in a dilemma whether to invest using DIY platforms like Interactive Investor, A J Bell or Hargreaves Lansdown OR invest using robo advisors like Nutmeg, Moneyfarm or Pensionbee. I have compared the fees and they are not significantly different. Do robo advisers have a better return rate? I can dedicate some time to DIY investing but not a significant amount of time. Please advise. Thank you."

Victor , Kent


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"I presume you probably get a lot of these emails from hopeful entrepreneurs attempting to make money. However, I also concluded that it was worth a shot! - I have read a lot of your content online about investing money and I have seen you on the BBC before. I was hoping that you'd potentially share some words of wisdom with me. I often find that my monthly salary is spent on things I don't need or just saved up; without accumulating much. So I guess my question is.. what do I do with my money to make money? Of course I am not expecting you to tell me where and when to invest but simply what to read, and I guess I really would like to know how you became an expert, where did you start? I feel like investment is something so big I can barely even touch it, and I would greatly appreciate any words of advice you could share with me. Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards, Beth"

Beth, London


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