10 Worst-Performing Funds in the UK

Morningstar reveals the 10 worst-performing funds over the last five years

Alanna Petroff 7 August, 2012 | 1:08PM

Sometimes it's simply better to cut your losses and leave. That may have been the case for investors with money in the 10 funds listed below. These funds were the worst performers over the last five years out of 1,300+ UK-registered funds.

When looking at the list below, it’s clear that just because a fund has the word “growth” in its name, does not guarantee that investors will grow their assets. For example, both Manek Growth and Artemis European Growth have been particularly poor performers, with the funds losing 41% and 35%, respectively, over the last five years. Specifically, investors who put £10,000 into the Manek fund in 2001 would now only have £3,800 if they had stayed invested. This displays severe underperformance compared to Manek’s industry peers.

Below is the list of the worst performers over the past five years. Readers should note that while some of these funds posted decent gains in some years, overall their long-term performance was lacklustre compared to their industry peers.

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Alanna Petroff

Alanna Petroff  is a financial journalist with Morningstar UK.

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