Compiled by our experienced Collectives Research Team and designed to provide a helpful shortlist of investment options for the consideration of investors who wish to make new cash investments.
Aimed at clients who are self-directed, non-advised investors, undertaking their own research and seeking ideas for exposure to certain investment sectors as part of a diversified portfolio.
The investments on the list should always be considered only from the perspective of making new cash investments. Removal of a fund from this list should not be viewed as a suggestion or recommendation to sell holdings.
|Investment name||Management group||Type||Total ongoing charges||Sector/Geography|
|Aberforth Smaller Companies IT||Aberforth Partners||Actively managed||1.12%||UK Smaller Companies|
|Allianz Technology IT||Allianz Global Invtrs GmbH(UK)||Actively managed||1.15%||Specialist|
|Artemis Global Income||Artemis Fund Managers Limited||Actively managed||1.58%||Global Equity Income|
|Artemis US Extended Alpha||Artemis Fund Managers Limited||Actively managed||3.1%||North America|
|Asian Total Return Inv Co Plc||Schroder Investment Management||Actively managed||1.69%||Asia|
|Baillie Gifford Japan IT||Baillie Gifford & Co Ltd||Actively managed||1.16%||Japan|
|Baillie Gifford Positive Change||Baillie Gifford & Co Ltd||Actively managed||0.71%||Global|
|BlackRock Continental European Income||BlackRock||Actively managed||1.08%||Europe|
|BlackRock European Dynamic||BlackRock||Actively managed||1.14%||Europe|
|BlackRock Frontier Markets IT||BlackRock Investment Managemen||Actively managed||1.97%||Global Emerging Markets|
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