Investors Back Global Funds and Star Managers in May

World stocks hit record high last week. Reflecting these global gains the top 10 most clicked funds on last month are a varied bunch

Karen Kwok 5 June, 2017 | 12:57PM
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World stocks hit record high last week. The three major stock indices in the US all posted record closes on Thursday; The S&P 500 and Dow Jones are now up more than 6% year to date at 2,430 and 21,144 respectively, while NASDAQ is up 15% year to date at 6,246. On Friday the UK main stock index FTSE 100 also rose 0.4% to a new record high, and 5.5% year to date.  The MSCI Emerging Market, an index of 23 emerging markets countries in the world, rose 17.6% year to date.

Reflecting these global gains the top 10 most clicked funds on last month are a varied bunch. Star fund managers continue to be loved by investors: the Silver Rated  CF Woodford Equity Income fund, managed by star fund manager Neil Woodford, stays on top of the most popular list on over the past 15 months. This is followed by the Gold Rated CF Lindsell Train UK Equity which came third on the list. Other popular funds on the list are AXA Framlington Biotech and Gold Rated Jupiter European.

Allianz Global Investors Fund Allianz Income and Growth AM, which has a Neutral Rating by Morningstar analysts, came fifth on the list, followed by the Gold Rated  Vanguard LifeStrategy 80% Equity fund. The Gold Rated Fundsmith Equity came second on the list.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Allianz Income and Growth AM USD10.18 USD-0.14Rating
AXA Framlington Biotech GBP Z Acc492.23 GBP0.76Rating
Fundsmith Equity I Acc6.38 GBP0.92Rating
Jupiter European L Inc3,159.09 GBP0.23Rating
Jupiter India L Acc142.04 GBP-0.25Rating
LF Equity Income A Sterling Acc3.40 GBP0.00
LF Lindsell Train UK Equity Acc506.53 GBP0.10Rating
Vanguard LifeStrategy 80% Equity A Acc259.28 GBP0.12Rating

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