Poll: Morningstar 2009 Fund Awards

Who do you think should win?

Jackie Beard, FSI, 12 April, 2009 | 12:22PM
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As I recently wrote, we're getting ready to announce the Morningstar Fund Awards for 2009. You can read all the details here, but we start from the premise that awarding funds based on one year results isn't terribly helpful to investors. For one, funds are too costly to buy and sell to hold for just one year, and are thus best used as long-term investments. Moreover, any manager can have a good year or two, but stringing together strong performance through time is a harder proposition. Our awards therefore focus on identifying funds that have delivered strong long-term returns in addition to good performance over the past year, with reasonable risk relative to offerings in th

eir peer groups. Institutional funds or share classes are ineligible, because we think a fund should be able to show it can succeed even while bearing the full charges paid by retail investors.

The final awards decisions have already been determined by these criteria--and, significantly, also by our analysts' qualitative judgment--and will be announced later this week, but who do you think should win? Here's your chance to have your say: We've listed the funds that ranked highest according to our criteria in each category below, so just select your favourite in each category and press the "Vote" button.

Morningstar Fund Reports:
Invesco Perpetual High Income
Invesco Perpetual Income
Newton Higher Income Inc
Newton UK Opportunities
Morningstar Fund Reports:
Aegon Ethical Equity
AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities
Rensburg UK Mid-Cap Growth
Morningstar Fund Reports:
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies
Old Mutual UK Select Smaller Companies
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies
Morningstar Fund Reports:
Fidelity Funds - Asian Special Siutations
First State Asia Pacific
First State Asia Pacific Leaders
Morningstar Fund Reports:
Aberdeen Emerging Markets
First State Global Emerging Markets
First State Global Emerging Markets Leaders
JPMorgan Emerging Markets
Morningstar Fund Reports:
Cazenove European
CF Odey Continental European
Jupiter European Special Situations
MFS Meridian Continental European
Morningstar Fund Reports:
Cazenove Pan European
Invesco Pan European Structured Equity
MFS Meridian European Value
Morningstar Fund Reports:
GAM Star Worldwide Equity
MFS Meridian Global Equity
Sarasin Cl Equisar Dollar Global Thematic
Morningstar Fund Reports:
Eaton Vance Emerald US Value
Jupiter North American Income
Loomis Sayles US Research
Morningstar Fund Reports:
Canlife Bond
M&G Corporate Bond
Standard Life AAA Income

This poll is for informational purposes only, and will not affect the outcome of the fund awards.

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell a security or securities noted within nor should it be viewed as a communication intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. The information contained within should not be a person's sole basis for making an investment decision. Please contact your financial professional before making an investment decision.

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