10 Most Popular Funds in Q3

Emerging markets dominated the most research list in the latest quarter, but for all the wrong reasons, while investors also sought more flexible UK investments

Holly Cook 8 October, 2013 | 2:04PM

Funds investing in emerging markets and the Asia-Pacific region dominated the list of ten most popular funds on Morningstar.co.uk in Q2, but this time round, in Q3, China is nowhere to be seen. Instead, the focus appears to have tightened, shining the spotlight even more closely on broader emerging markets. 

At the top of the list of funds most searched for by Morningstar.co.uk users are three emerging market plays. 

Aberdeen Emerging Markets, which came in second place, and First State Global Emerging Markets Leaders, third on the list, are two well-known emerging market equity funds. But the most popular fund as chosen by our readers was Templeton Global Total Return for the second consecutive quarter, and manager Michael Hasenstab has a lot of emerging market bond positions, with Uruguay and Mexico bonds in his top-10 holdings, though this isn’t a dedicated emerging market debt fund. 

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