ETFs for an Income Portfolio

Actively managed UK equity income funds are among the most popular investments for dividend seekers - but don't forget passive investments can pay out too

Emma Wall 28 October, 2014 | 4:20PM

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UK Equity Income Funds have once again topped the polls as the most popular actively managed open-end fund sector last month.

According to the latest statistics from the Investment Management Association (IMA) show that UK equity income funds recorded sales of £606 million in September – raking in more cash than any other sector for the fourth month in a row. In part this boost is down to the launch of star manager Neil Woodford’s equity income fund in June, but low cash rates and rock bottom gilt yields also contribute.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
iShares $ High Yld Corp Bd ETF USD Dist97.68 USD0.80
iShares Core FTSE 100 ETF GBP Dist616.70 GBX2.04
PIMCO ST HY Corp Bd Sour ETF Inc93.48 USD0.60

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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