If you have just started your way of investing, it seems impossible to understand which of the numerous funds. Where should you invest? In the markets of the UK or the US? Probably, emerging markets are best for these purposes. Even if you have some experience with trading stocks on the ForexTime platform or any other investing background, the below list of funds has been compiled based on the evaluation of market analysts.
It is crucial to understand that the provided funds on the list are managed actively. What does this imply? There is a fund manager or even a team of managers that are permanently working to change the stocks that are going into the fund if there is such a necessity. However, this leads to an OCF (standing for Ongoing Charges Figure) is higher for investors than those of a tracker fund.
Funds Recommended by Most Platforms
Before deciding on the fund to invest in, one should not only check reviews and ratings provided by diverse platforms. Even if one fund is recommended by the majority of platforms, it may still not be the right fit for you. Thus, aside from the performance and cost, it is decisive to evaluate the suitability for beginners.
Liontrust Special Situations
Being recommended by six out of nine platforms, it provides the possibility to invest in FTSE All-Share companies implying that it provides the possibility to invest in long-term capital growth in any company of the UK market that is mentioned on the list of British stocks. OCF is 0.89%.
Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders
Recommended by the same number of platforms, this fund invests in Asian countries including Australasia, though, excluding Japan. The main goal is an investment in medium and large-sized companies that will bring sustainable development of the countries where the enterprises are located and operate. Its OCF amounts to 0.88%.
BlackRock Continental European Income
The main intention of the fund is to achieve the level of income that is above-average from investments in equities without the necessity to sacrifice the long-term growth of capital. Recommended by six platforms as well, its OCF is 0.92%.
Artemis Global Income
The fund is recommended by five top platforms. Its diversified portfolio provides investment possibilities and the prospects to grow in more than 25 countries. The share of UK companies is relatively low. The OCF value is 0.83%.
Baillie Gifford Japanese
As the name of the fund implies, it is focused on the market of Japan that is among leading developed countries. If you are looking for a core Japanese equity to diversify your investment portfolio, this fund is intending to identify 50 to 60 companies with a long-term potential to grow. OCF is 0.62%.
Barings Europe Select Trust
Straight away, it should be mentioned that this fund is currently soft-closed to those who would like to join. The fund exploits market inefficiencies and mispriced stocks. Its OCF is 1.55%. The fund is managed by Nicholas Williams, Colin Riddles and Rosemary Simmonds.
BNY Mellon Global Income
The fund focuses mostly on investments in global securities. The main intention of BNY Mellon Global Income is to generate annual distributions, as well as long-term growth of capital. OCF is 0.8%.
Janus Henderson Strategic Bond
This fund will be a great choice for those seeking to invest in bonds. Choose among high yield, government, investment grade, as well as other bonds. The fund also provides the feasibility to invest in equities. With its OCF of 0.68%, the fund has been recommended by five platforms.
JP Morgan Emerging Markets Income
The fund is providing the possibility to profit on long-term investments. Though, the main goal is to profit from making investments in equities and securities related to equities of the enterprises in any economic field from emerging markets.
Man GLG Japan Core Alpha
The fund works to profit from investing in quoted securities of Japan-operated enterprises. Mostly, these are companies from the Japanese stock markets in the securities of which the fund invests. Its OCF is 0.90%.
TM Crux European Special Situations
The fund intends to find European companies, excluding the UK, managed by professionals, with attractive pricing, a high entry barrier, however, not highly intensive in terms of capital. The OCF of the fund is 0.86%.
The list of funds has been based on recommendations of the top nine platforms, however, it is in no way full.