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If you are wondering which investments were the most popular last ISA season*, there were three key themes among FundCalibre visitors: global, income and caution – and a combination of all three where possible!
Overall, the most visited sector between 1 January and 5 April 2019* was UK equity income, followed closely by global equity income then global.
When we delve a little deeper into individual fund views, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust was in top spot.
Artemis proved to be the most popular asset management company with three funds in the top ten.
Seven of the top ten viewed funds produce an income, two of which are global in nature and one of which is more cautious. One of the top ten is cautious, global and has an income, highlighting perfectly investment sentiment in recent months.
|1||Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust||Global|
|2||Artemis Monthly Distribution||Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares|
|3||Artemis Income||UK Equity Income|
|4||Jupiter Distribution||Mixed Investments 0-35% Shares|
|5||Premier Defensive Growth||Targeted Absolute Return|
|6||Baillie Gifford Global Discovery||Global|
|7||Artemis Global Income||Global Equity Income|
|8||VT Gravis UK Infrastructure Income||Specialist|
|9||Threadneedle UK Equity Income||UK Equity Income|
|10||TB Evenlode Global Income||Global Equity Income|
|1||UK Equity Income|
|2||Global Equity Income|
|4||UK All Companies|
|5||UK Smaller Companies|
|7||Europe ex UK|
|8||Mixed Investments 20-60% Shares|
|Tied: 10||Specialist – India / Asia Pacific excluding Japan|
*Source: FundCalibre.com. 1 January 2019 to 5 April 2019