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Barclays Stockbrokers Reveals Top 20 Fund Purchases for July 2012

  • 110% increase in fund investments from June 2012
  • Aberdeen Emerging Markets fund takes top spot once again

Barclays Stockbrokers, the UK’s largest execution-only retail broker, reveals the top 20 funds purchased by clients through its revamped Funds Market during July 2012 – a busy month for its funds investors which saw a 110% increase in fund investments compared to the previous month and a 51% increase in investments versus July 2011.

The Aberdeen Emerging Markets fund remained the most commonly purchased fund for the month of July, as was the case in all previous months of this year. Within the top ten funds purchased, the sector focus remained largely similar to previous months, although taking into account the other funds comprising the top 20, there was increased interest in Asia (ex Japan), while interest in UK-focussed funds waned.

Alastair Thaw, Head of Investor Product at Barclays Stockbrokers, said: “In July we saw clients capitalise on opportunities to invest in funds, as inflows more than doubled month on month. Fund investments year on year also increased, with clients benefitting from our enhanced Funds Market offering.”

Barclays Stockbrokers Funds Market top 20 Funds July 2012:

Rank

Fund

Sector

1

Aberdeen Emerging Markets A Acc

Global Emerging Markets

2

First State Global Emerging Markets Leaders A

Global Emerging Markets

3

Newton Global Higher Income

Global Equity Income

4

Invesco Perpetual High Income Acc

UK Equity Income

5

HSBC American Index Ret Acc

North America

6

HSBC American Index Ret Inc

North America

7

AXA Framlington Biotech Acc

Specialist

8

Newton Asian Income

Asia Pacific ex Japan

9

Fidelity MoneyBuilder Income

Sterling Corporate Bond

10

Invesco Perpetual High Income Inc

UK Equity Income

11

BlackRock Gold & General A Acc

Specialist

12

M&G Global Dividend A Acc

Global

13

Liontrust Special Situations R

UK All Companies

14

FundSmith Equity Direct T Acc

Global

15

Aberdeen Asia Pacific A Acc

Asia Pacific ex Japan

16

M&G Corporate Bond A Inc

Sterling Corporate Bond

17

First State Asia Pacific Leaders A Acc

Asia Pacific ex Japan

18

Standard Life Global Absolute Return Strategies Ret Acc

Absolute Return

19

JPMorgan Natural Resources A Acc

Specialist

20

HSBC Japan Index Ret Acc

Japan

Alastair Thaw continued: “We have combined our experience and expertise in stock broking with an expanded and improved fund offering in a single place, meaning our clients have a choice of the widest range of funds which they can access with ease and at competitive prices. Investors looking to consolidate their investments and take advantage of the ability to manage their entire portfolio conveniently from one place can do so with ease at Barclays Stockbrokers. Investors have a single portfolio view, where they can see everything online, in real time, and at any time of the day or night. With the launch of our regular investment service investors can choose to add lump sums or drip feed sums into the market over time to build up their investments and maximise tax efficient benefits too.”