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Top 100 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.

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Latest Updates

  1. Neil Woodford: "Unquoteds have huge potential"

    Neil Woodford:

    By Neil Woodford | 21 November 2014

    The UK's best known fund manager writes exclusively for Investors Chronicle on the untapped potential of early-stage businesses

  2. Tap into Europe’s dividends with European Assets

    By Leonora Walters | 20 November 2014

    Europe is an attractive source of dividends and a good way to tap into them is European Assets Trust.

  3. Investment trusts: first class investments

    Investment trusts: first class investments

    By Moira O'Neill | 22 October 2014

    Why is the long-term performance record of the investment trusts sector so outstanding? Four factors may have the answer

  4. Investment trusts: IC reader favourites

    Investment trusts: IC reader favourites

    By Moira O'Neill | 22 October 2014

    Scottish Mortgage, City of London and RIT Capital are among the trusts that are most recommended by Investors Chronicle readers

  5. BlackRock World Mining writes off London Mining investments

    By Leonora Walters | 15 October 2014

    IC Top 100 Funds update: BlackRock World Mining has written off two investments, accounting for more than 7 per cent of its portfolio

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