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Revealed: the top 20 fund purchases of 2013, so far…

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Investor appetite increased in the first six months of the year with activity up 141% compared to the same period in 2012, according to Barclays Stockbrokers.

First State Global Emerging Markets Leaders was the most commonly purchased fund in June among Barclays’ clients, ahead of the previous month’s favourite, the Legg Mason Japan Equity fund, in second place. The Newton Asian Income fund was the third most commonly purchased fund for the month.

June saw a small increase in appetite for UK focused funds – these made up 40% of entries in the top 20 purchased funds for the month, up from 35% in May.

The BlackRock European Dynamic fund remained the only Europe focused fund in the top 20 funds list for June, but rose to sixth place in June from ninth position in May.

June also saw the appearance of a Targeted Absolute Return fund for the first time this year, with the CF Odey UK Absolute Return fund appearing in the top 20.

However, the popularity of this fund with investors has led to the manager of the fund putting it into soft closure as of 11th July.

Alastair Thaw, head of investor product at Barclays Stockbrokers, said: “We have had a strong start in the first half of the year and have been encouraged by the level of clients engaging with our funds offering. As ongoing market volatility continues, our DIY investors are seeking investment opportunities across a range of fund sectors.”


Barclays Stockbrokers Funds Market top 20 Funds June 2013:

Rank Fund Sector
1 First State Global Emerging Markets Leaders A Acc Global Emerging Markets
2 Legg Mason Japan Equity A Acc Japan
3 Newton Asian Income Inc Asia Pacific ex Japan
4 Cazenove UK Smaller Companies B Acc UK Smaller Companies
5 Invesco Perpetual High Income Acc UK Equity Income
6 BlackRock European Dynamic A Acc Europe ex UK
7 AXA Framlington Biotech Acc Specialist
8 FundSmith Equity T Acc Global
9 Invesco Perpetual High Income Inc UK Equity Income
10 Liontrust Special Situations R Inc UK All Companies
11 Newton Global Higher Income Inc Global Equity Income
12 Cazenove UK Opportunities B Acc UK All Companies
13 HSBC American Index Ret Acc North America
14 Cazenove UK Smaller Companies A Acc UK Smaller Companies
15 GAM North American Growth Acc North America
16 Standard Life UK Equity Unconstrained Ret Acc UK All Companies
17 First State Asia Pacific Leaders A Acc Asia Pacific ex Japan
18 CF Odey UK Absolute Return Ret Acc Targeted Absolute Return
19 Unicorn UK Income A Inc UK Equity Income
20 Aberdeen Asia Pacific & Japan A Acc Asia Pacific inc Japan




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