Trying to pick an investment fund to invest in can be a mind boggling exercise. Even for those of us who work in the industry it is at best a time consuming task.
Citywire, an industry publication, have helpfully produced Citywire Selection which is a short list from over a thousand investments which they consider the best.
How do they do it?
‘’Drawing on [their] Citywire Fund Manager Rating heritage, [they] started from a quant base, looking for funds that could demonstrate consistent outperformance with regard to the risks their managers took to get there.
Different vehicles, of course, require different methods of scrutiny; absolute return funds delight investors with low volatility and limited downside, so that is what [they] look for. As for ETFs, it is price, liquidity and counterparty risk that really count.’’
The funds/investments are picked in isolation and not as a balanced portfolio. Just because Citywire like the fund does not necessarily mean it is right for you. But what their list does to give a guided selection of those they consider worth looking into.
So below I have listed their top 20 star fund picks along with their relevant sectors.
Citywire’s Top 20 fund picks
|Gartmore UK Absolute Return||Absolute Return|
|Ruffer Investment Company||Absolute Return|
|Standard Life Investment GARS||Absolute Return|
|First State Asia Pacific Leaders||Asia Pacific|
|GLG Japan CoreAlpha||Asia Pacific|
|Investec Emerging Market Debt||Bonds|
|M&G Optimal Income||Bonds|
|Old Mutual Global Strategic Bond||Bonds|
|ETFS Physical Gold||Commodities|
|Cazenove European||European Equities|
|Aberdeen Emerging Markets||Global Emerging|
|Aberdeen World Equity||Global Equities|
|M&G Global Basics||Global Equities|
|Newton Global Higher Income||Income|
|Invesco Perpetual High Income||Income|
|Jupiter Merlin Balanced Growth||Managed|
|Neptune US Opportunities||North America|
|Henderson Global Technology||Specialist Equities|
|JOCHIM UK Opportunities||UK Equities|
|M&G Recovery||UK Equities|