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