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Top 100 Funds

We pick our 100 top actively-managed funds


There are 2,500 open-ended funds available for sale in the UK, plus another 400 or so investment trusts. The choice is daunting. That's where our Top 100 Funds comes in - we have done the work for you.

We are not remunerated for inclusion by the companies behind our Top 100 Funds. Our selections are completely independent. See the introduction for more on how we chose the funds.

We have provided the TIDM codes for investment trusts, plus the ISIN codes for the open-ended funds. For consistency's sake, we have used the retail accumulation share classes where possible. However, if you are an income seeker you may want to buy income share classes. Or if your platform does not offer the share class I have specified you may want to use another one.

Bear in mind that it's very rare for a fund manager to beat a benchmark consistently across the investment cycle. Some funds in this list will race ahead when times are good, but fall sharply when markets take a tumble. Others will preserve value in tough times, but lag benchmarks in stock market booms. So think about the timing of your purchases. Buy into market dips and trim your holding in a fund after it has had a good performance run - or in the case of investment trusts is trading at a significant premium.

You can view our Top 100 Funds selection from 2012 here.

 


Latest Updates

  1. Top 100 Funds mid-year performance review

    By Moira O'Neill | 23 July 2014

    Top 100 Funds update: We identify the winners and the losers among our Top 100 Funds for the first half of 2014.

  2. Buy Barnett for less with Edinburgh

    By Leonora Walters | 16 July 2014

    Edinburgh Investment Trust is still on a discount following uncertainty over its management arrangements, but now is moving back towards a premium.

  3. A tale of two technology trusts

    By Katie Morley | 16 July 2014

    Top 100 Funds update: Polar Capital Technology Trust has been lagging its benchmark, while RCM Technology has stormed ahead over the medium term.

  4. Three favourite funds from five investment platforms

    By Moira O'Neill | 09 July 2014

    Three funds make the select lists of funds recommended by five DIY investment platforms

  5. Newton Real Return on the defensive

    By Leonora Walters | 02 July 2014

    IC Top 100 Fund update: Ian Stewart, the manager of Newton Real Return Fund, believes the conventional ways markets work have changed - and it won't end well.

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