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The list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector.

For more guidance, Wealth 150+ funds offer what we consider the ultimate combination of first-class management and low charges.

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Fund in focus27 Mar - 3 Apr 2015

Newton Real Return

Find out more about Newton Real Return

This fund takes a prudent investment approach, with the aim of providing a more consistent return than a fund investing purely in shares. We believe this could make it a great core holding.


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Master Portfolios

Choose from five ready-made portfolios for investors with different atitudes to risk.

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Multi-Manager funds

Invest in an actively managed portfolio of funds with a single investment.

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Most viewed funds today

1AXA Framlington Biotech (Class Z)
2HL Multi-Manager Income & Growth Trust
3Aviva Inv European Property (Class I)
4HL Multi-Manager Balanced Managed Trust
5CF Woodford Equity Income
6HSBC Open Global Distribution (Class C)
7Fundsmith Equity (Class I)
8HL Multi-Manager Strategic Bond Trust
9Vanguard FTSE UK Equity Income Index
10Neptune Russia & Greater Russia (Class C)

Most popular index tracker funds

1.Legal & General UK Index
2.HSBC FTSE 250 Index
3.HSBC FTSE All Share Index
4.HSBC FTSE 100 Index
5.Aberdeen Foundation Growth
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Fund research

Jupiter Distribution Fund research update

Mon 30 March 2015


M&G Global Leaders - research update

Fri 27 March 2015


Liontrust UK Smaller Companies Fund research update

Fri 27 March 2015


JPMorgan UK Dynamic Fund research update

Wed 25 March 2015


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a fund?

    A fund is a type of collective investment scheme. Investors' capital is pooled together and managed by a professional fund manager, and each investor is issued units in the fund, representing the proportion of the underlying investments they own.


  • Why invest in funds?

    Funds are popular with investors because they offer access to a ready-made investment portfolio run by an expert in their field. You can normally invest from £100 or £25 per month, and get instant access to a diversified portfolio for a much lower cost than purchasing the individual investments yourself.


  • How do I buy a fund?

    Once you have opened an account, it is straightforward and secure to place a deal. Please ensure you have read the fund's Key Investor Information Document first which is available from the individual fund factsheets on the website.

    1. Log in or call our experienced dealers
    Log in to your secure online account or call our experienced dealers on 0117 980 9800.

    2. Select the account in which you wish to deal
    Select either the Fund & Share Account, Stocks & Shares ISA or SIPP.

    3. Choose your investment and deal value
    Find your fund online and enter the value you're looking to invest. Alternatively, provide your dealer with these details by telephone. When dealing online, you will also need to enter your trading password.

    4. Confirm the deal
    The details of the deal will be provided for you to check. Confirm you're happy with the fund name and value to be invested and the deal is done. We will send you a contract note either by post or you can download it online - whichever you prefer.

    Watch our short video on 'How to place a fund deal'


  • How do I sell a fund?

    Once you have opened an account, it is straightforward and secure to sell funds.

    1. Log in or call our experienced dealers
    Log in to your secure online account or call our experienced dealers on 0117 980 9800.

    2. Select the account in which you wish to deal
    Select either the Fund & Share Account, Stocks & Shares ISA or SIPP.

    3. Choose your investment and deal value
    Choose the investment you wish to sell and select the deal now button. On the next screen you can tell us how many units you wish to sell. Alternatively, provide your dealer with these details by telephone. When dealing online, you will also need to enter your trading password.

    4. Confirm the deal
    The details of the deal will be provided for you to check. Confirm you're happy with the fund name and value to be sold and the deal is done. We will send you a contract note either by post or you can download it online - whichever you prefer.

    Watch our short video on 'How to sell a fund'


  • What is the difference between 'inclusive' and 'unbundled' funds?

    In the past most investors who held funds, such as unit trusts and OEICs, paid a single annual management charge to the manager of their chosen funds. This charge often included an element of commission which the fund manager shared with brokers, such as Hargreaves Lansdown, to help pay for their service. We call these funds 'inclusive' funds.

    New FCA rules mean annual management charges of funds purchased after 6 April 2014 do not include commission to help pay for services such as Vantage. As a result of the FCA's new rules, fund management groups have launched new versions of their funds with lower annual management charges. We call these 'unbundled' funds.


  • What is the difference between income and accumulation units?

    The type of unit you hold determines how any income generated from the fund's underlying investments is treated.

    With income units, income is paid out to fund holders as cash. This could provide the investor with an income stream or the cash could be reinvested to buy additional units.

    With accumulation units income is retained within the fund and reinvested, increasing the price of the units. Generally, for investors who wish to reinvest income, accumulation units offer a more convenient and cost-effective way of doing so.


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