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Investing in investment funds, accessible to everyone

Investment funds can make it easy to diversify your portfolio in a single product and, if you are a new investor, this type of financial product could be suitable for you. We offer many investment funds from well-known fund managers, including BNP Paribas, Blackrock, Fidelity, NN and more!

With our low fees and wide trading possibilities, we make investing in funds accessible to everyone. See a complete overview of our unprecedented rates on our fee page.

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Which investment funds does DEGIRO offer?

We offer funds from many different fund houses. Some well-known fund houses are:

  • Aberdeen standard
  • BNP Paribas
  • Blackrock
  • Fidelity
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kempen
  • NN (former ING investment funds)
  • Actiam
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Interested in buying investment funds?

On our platform, you will find a wide range of different types of investment funds. If you open a DEGIRO account, you will have access to our basic investment funds. Most other investment funds are standard funds. In order to trade in standard funds, you must first pass an a test. We have introduced this test to make sure you know about investment funds and are aware of the risks before you start investing.

We offer fixed income, equity and mixed funds. To access these, go to the 'Investment funds' menu on the platform. Once you find a fund you are interested in, you can easily buy it.

What is an investment fund?

Simply put, an investment fund is a financial product that pools money from investors that a fund manager then uses to buy and sell assets such as stocks or bonds. In return, investors receive shares of the fund, providing exposure to the assets in the fund’s portfolio.

Funds can invest within a theme, such as emerging markets, or, for example, the fund can focus on a specific geographical region. A combination of different investment categories is also possible.

Would you like to learn more about investment funds? Read our investment fund article for all you need to know.

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Buying funds for beginners

There are several considerations you should make before you start investing. A good starting point is to determine what type of investor you are. What is your investment style? Are you going to be an active or a passive investor?

If you are new to investing, we recommend checking out our Investor’s Academy. Here, you will find a plethora of information about investing. Learn how investing works, which products you can invest in and which strategy suits you best.

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Why invest in investment funds?

There are many advantages of investing in investment funds. Through one single product, you gain exposure to many assets. So, if some of the assets in the fund are not performing well, others may be performing well, which helps to spread risk.

As a private investor, it can be challenging to enter certain markets and sectors. Certain investment funds may provide you with access to more markets that you would not usually be able to reach.

Another feature that is relatively unique to investment funds is that you benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the fund manager. Instead of constantly researching and choosing many individual investments yourself, skilled professionals do the work for you. However, before deciding on an investment fund, you should do your research to make sure it is compatible with your investment plan.

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Risk of investing in investment funds

Investing in investment funds can be beneficial, but it is not without risk. It is important to be aware of all the types of risk that may arise, which can also vary from one fund to another. We advise you to only invest in financial products that match your knowledge and experience.

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Costs of investing in investment funds

Since investment funds are typically actively managed, it comes with a cost. These costs are included in the price of the investment fund. Most of them charge between 0.5%-2.0% on an annual basis. It is wise to check this before investing, as ongoing charges can impact returns on investment. The exact costs are stated in the KIID or KID and the Prospectus.

In addition to the intrinsic costs, we charge a low transaction cost for buying and selling and a service fee. For details, please visit our fees page.

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Investing involves risks. You can lose your invested funds. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience. This is not investment advice.

Investing places your capital at risk. Read our full warning here.


We want to empower people to become the best investors they can be. By offering a universe of possibilities and choices on our user-friendly platform, we are removing barriers to make investing accessible to everyone: beginners or experts. You get access to a wide variety of products on more than 50 global exchanges to have the freedom to invest the way you like. In our world, you also get great value for money. So, without compromising an inch on the quality, security and range of our investment services, we offer incredibly low fees. Prioritising your needs has helped us become the leading European online broker. Our 2.5+ million clients and 100+ international awards are proof of our success.

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Terms and conditions for the £100 transaction fees offer

If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before the 1 August 2024, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to £100. The following conditions apply to this offer:

  • The offer is valid until (including) 31 July 2024.
  • During the offer period, new clients who have activated an account will receive up to £100 in transaction fees reimbursed.
  • The first transaction costs (commission and external handling fees) up to £100 within the timeframe until 31 August 2024 will be reimbursed.
  • Currency handling fees (Auto FX trader) are not eligible to be refunded with this promotion.
  • We will reimburse the transaction costs and external handling fees you have spent (up to a maximum of £100) to your DEGIRO account in early September 2024.
  • This offer is only valid for new clients with an UK DEGIRO account.
  • To be eligible for this offer, the new client needs to make a first deposit to validate the account (minimum deposit is £0.01) and activate their DEGIRO account.
  • New clients who started their registration before the offer period, but activate their DEGIRO account during the offer period, are also eligible for this offer.
  • If an existing account is already linked to the address of the new client, participation is excluded.
  • Each new client can only claim the £100 transaction credit once.
  • The transaction fees and handling costs are converted and reimbursed in GBP even if they are charged in EUR. The amount that will be reimbursed in GBP is calculated based on the currency exchange rate applicable on the day of reimbursement.
  • Dutch law is applicable to this promotion.

Acceptance of offer conditions

By participating in the offer, the client automatically accepts the offer conditions and terms. DEGIRO may terminate the campaign prematurely or change the campaign conditions. DEGIRO will communicate any changes via the website.


Participation in the offer is open to all clients who have activated an account at DEGIRO on or before the 31 July 2024.