Investors Flee UK Equity Income Funds - And Not Just Woodford's

Investors have been piling out of UK Equity Income funds for months, and Woodford Equity Income is just one of the funds to suffer outflows, Morningstar research shows

Holly Black 12 June, 2019 | 2:40PM

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Nervous investors pulled an eye-watering £15.3 billion out of UK Equity Income funds in the 16 months to April 2019, Morningstar data reveals.

The stark figures highlight how the once-popular sector has been falling out of favour with investors. It’s an issue which came to a head last week when the £3.5 billion Woodford Equity Income fund was forced to suspend trading as it struggled to cope with a flood of investor redemptions.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Franklin UK Equity Income W Acc1.61 GBP-2.51
JOHCM UK Equity Income A GBP Acc2.42 GBP-3.40
LF Woodford Equity Income Z Sterling Acc15.10 GBP-0.20
Man GLG UK Income Retail Acc A181.96 GBP-2.85
Trojan O Acc314.03 GBP-1.29

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