Our Range of Investment Options

Investors can access a wide range of investment choice through our platform. We offer over 3000 funds, UK and certain overseas shares, gilts, bonds, investment trusts and ETFs.

Commission Free Funds

Funds, Unit Trusts and OEICs

Offer a low cost and simple method of investing. All funds offered through Charles Stanley Direct are commission free and have no initial charges.

Actively Managed Funds

Managers pick stocks or other securities with a certain goal in mind - for example beating a particular index or achieving a certain level of return whilst assuming a certain level of risk.

Passively Managed Funds

Also known as index trackers aim to track the performance of a particular index - such as the FTSE 100 or S&P 500. Passive funds offer a simple way and cost effective way to gain exposure to a broad range of shares or bonds.

Further Investments Available

  • UK Equities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)
  • Investment Trusts and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Gilts & Bonds
  • Permanent Interest Bearing Shares
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs)
  • Overseas shares listed on the main European US Canadian and Far Eastern Markets

Bonds, Gilts and Overseas shares can only be dealt by our telephone dealing team.

Not Sure Where To Invest?

We have a range of Foundation Portfolios and a Foundation Fundlist to get you started.

Platform Security

Foundation Portfolios

Fund portfolios made easy, the first steps to your portfolio.

Foundation Portfolios
Platform Security

Foundation Fundlist

A list of preferred funds across the major sectors, carefully selected by our experts.

Foundation Fundlist

Investment involves risk. You may get back less than invested.