What are the funds that are most recommended to self-directed investors by DIY investment platforms? Following up on research we did last year, we have trawled through hundreds of fund recommendations from five platforms: Bestinvest, Charles Stanley Direct, Fidelity, Hargreaves Lansdown and The Share Centre, to find out.
Three funds - recommended by all five platforms - came out on top. One is a UK equity income fund, one a UK all companies fund and the other an Asia equity fund.
Two of the funds, AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities and Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders, were also recommended by all five platforms in 2014 and have therefore retained their top spots.