• Analysis by

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    Defensive

    Goal: Positive long-term returns, within a cautious level of risk

    Strategy: Focus on lower-risk investments, such as bonds

    Composition: Major focus on bonds, with some exposure to stocks and alternatives, all via low cost ETFs

    Risk level: Low


    Minimum investment:
    GBP 10,000

  • Performance

    10%

    Total return since 01.01.2017

    Performance is net of all fees

    Performance breakdown
    2017: 2.4%
    2018: -3.9%
    2019: 9.3%

    Note: Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Total returns based on up to 3 years’ analysis, to last quarter end.

    Quarterly commentary

Investments inspired by BlackRock

Investments inspired by BlackRock

We’ve partnered with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, to offer you a diversified investment portfolio targeting cautious, long-term growth.

Our defensive portfolio focuses its exposure on bonds, rather than stocks and non-traditional investments, helping you to build your wealth with limited risk to your capital.

Managed by Saxo, we draw upon BlackRock’s world-class investment data and insights to manage your portfolio, which we build with the company’s market-leading range of iShares ETFs.

Keep your costs low 

Total expected cost: 0.95% per annum

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Annual cost breakdownFee in %Cost of GBP 10,000 investment
Service fee0.75% per annumGBP 75
Transaction costs*00
Expected ETF costs**0.20%GBP 20

The service fee is deducted quarterly on a pro rata basis. The minimum investment is GBP 10,000.

*An estimate that depends on the portfolio activity and investments selected, which may change with time.

**ETFs have a small charge built into their performance, known as the Total Expense Ratio (TER). This is payable to the ETF provider and is not charged by Saxo Bank.

No hidden fees

Platform fee

No cost to access Saxo’s full capabilities.

Entry fee and exit fee

Add more or withdraw at no cost.

Custody fee

No fee for simply having money with us.

Frequently asked questions

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to open a Saxo account. Then follow these steps:

  1. Open the SaxoTraderGO platform and click the ‘SaxoSelect’ tab
  2. If this is your first time with SaxoSelect, you’ll need to complete a set of suitability questions specifically for managed portfolios by selecting  'Update Profile'. 
  3. Choose the portfolio you're interested in and click the ‘Invest’ button.
  4. Open the trade ticket and enter the amount you’d like to invest.

No, you don’t. Once you’ve invested in a managed portfolio, we will automatically create a sub-account dedicated to that portfolio under your existing Saxo account.

There is no minimum investment period and you can exit at any time for no additional cost. However, it’s important to remember that our managed portfolios are designed for long-term investing and we’d only recommend them if you intend to invest for several years.

Compared to traditional wealth managers we offer a compelling and cost effective way to have your money managed, with some of our portfolio costs less than half that of an expensive wealth service.

The Costs explianed

Service Fee: This is the fee charged for Saxo to manage your money. It is an annual cost, deducted quarterly on a pro-rata basis. You can find more information on the service fee here

Expected ETF Costs: If your portfolio invests into ETFs, you should know that the ETF manufacturer takes their charge from within the ETF. This is convenient as it means there are no cash transactions (to the ETF manufacture to cover costs), costs are simply reflected in the performance of the ETF.

Our fees depend on the managed portfolio you choose to invest in.

To see how our annual service fee is calculated, click here.

As with all investing, there is a relationship between the amount of risk you take and the level of returns you could receive (both positively and negatively). The risk profiles of managed portfolios indicate the potential severity of a loss (of value) during a negative period. As a reference, investing into stocks is considered high risk and during a bad period the stock market could lose around 20%, based on historic events. 

Low risk
During a bad period, this portfolio is expected to incur much less of a loss than stock markets. For reference, stocks markets could lose 20% or more in an extreme scenario and in this portfolio we would expect between 5% and 10%.


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Open an account

If you’re new to Saxo, take a few minutes to submit your application.

Choose your portfolio

Select your chosen portfolio in the platform, then complete our short profile questionnaire.

Invest

Confirm your managed portfolio and invest. We will place all the investments for you, in your account.

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Profile Questionnaire
To help us find the best portfolios for you we will ask you to complete a profile questionnaire in-platform before investing. This is a required step in the investment process and only takes a few minutes.

Investment risk
Investing in financial products always involves risk. As a general rule, you should only invest in financial products if you understand the risks associated with them. Investing in a portfolio with currency that differs from the base currency of your account carries the risk of exposure to changes in the rate of exchange between them. See the full Managed Portfolio Disclaimer for more information. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Trade Responsibly
All trading carries risk. To help you understand the risks involved we have put together a series of Key Information Documents (KIDs) highlighting the risks and rewards related to each product. Read more
Additional Key Information Documents are available in our trading platform.

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