10 Most Popular Funds in Q2

Japan equity is among readers' favourites, while natural resources have fallen off the list amid fears the commodity "super cycle" is over

Holly Cook 18 July, 2013 | 1:55PM

It's wise to keep in mind that users of Morningstar.co.uk search for funds not only when they’re considering an investment, but also when they’re concerned and are considering selling share classes.

As such, while several of the usual suspects dominate the list of most-searched-for funds on Morningstar.co.uk in the second quarter, some are notable for their emerging market debt exposure—an asset class that is widely considered to be overvalued at present and has therefore had investors running for the doors.  The Templeton Global Total Return fund, with top holdings in government debt from countries including Korea, Uruguay, Iceland, Mexico and Romania, is one such example.

The accumulation share class of Templeton Global Total Return was the most searched for on Morningstar.co.uk in the latest quarter, while the monthly distribution share class of the same fund—which appeals to investors seeking regular income as it distributes its dividend on a more regular basis than the fund’s other share classes—came in seventh on the list.

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Holly Cook  is Manager, Morningstar EMEA Websites

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