Best Performing Funds in 2017: Asia and Europe

Asia and European equity funds are the best performing funds this year, thanks to their heavy exposure to tech equities 

Karen Kwok 30 June, 2017 | 12:28AM

Asian emerging market equity funds have set a stellar pace among categories, as we reach the end of the second quarter. Six out of the top 10 best-performing funds over the year to date are exposed to this region, according to data from Morningstar Direct. 

The Baillie Gifford Greater China fund is the best performing fund with 27.6% gains year to date, according to Morningstar Direct. It is followed by Baillie Gifford Pacific with a 24.9% gain. The global large-cap fund Smith & Williamson Aubrey Global Conviction was the third best-performing fund with a 24.4% gain.

Other Asian equities funds on the top 10 most performing list were: JP Morgan Asia, Schroder Asian Alpha Plus – which is Silver Rated by Morningstar analysts,  the Silver Rated Investec Asia ex Japan fund and Old Mutual Asia Pacific. They have all delivered returns of more than 20% so far this year. Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Leading Companies also gained 23% year to date.

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Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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