Money Observer Rated Funds

Money Observer gives its stamp of approval to more than 100 top-performing funds and investment trusts.

Delving into a fund's history of returns over each of the past three years as a starting point is a simple, but entirely adequate, method of helping investors identify the potential top performers of tomorrow. And surely that is a better way to ensure you hit your investment goals than taking a cursory glance over the top 10 funds over the past year, or five years for that matter.

These form the bulk of our selections but Money Observer editor's picks are also included in the line up. 

Below you will find fund and investment trust selections that focus on UK and global equities and bonds; global developed markets including Japan, the US and Europe; emerging markets; property; commodities; mixed asset; and specialists (including ethical/SRI funds). 

Fri, 8th March 2013 - 12:53

The first port of call for a shares-based portfolio is UK equities. We've examined 470 funds and trusts to narrow your field of choice down.

Mon, 18th March 2013 - 10:43

It has never been easier to access fast-growing shares in developed markets outside the UK and the benefits can be considerable.

Fri, 15th March 2013 - 17:05

Low government debt and a superior economic growth rate means the Asia Pacific region cannot be overlooked. Money Observer casts an eye over funds and trusts targeting the area and other emerging markets.

Mon, 25th March 2013 - 11:20

As part of a balanced portfolio of investments, bond funds can play a useful role, especially for people who need income or are of a more cautious nature.

Tue, 19th March 2013 - 17:07

Getting asset allocation right is not easy. Buying a ready-made mixed asset fund for your core investment could be the answer.

Tue, 19th March 2013 - 17:21

Investment trusts and funds are ideal for investing in specialist sectors as they combine expertise with the lower risk of a spread of holdings.

By: Helen Pridham I Mon, 25th March 2013 - 15:14

Commodities funds and trusts offer a way for investors to benefit from rising prices. Money Observer presents its top picks in the sector.

By: Helen Pridham I Mon, 10th June 2013 - 10:14

After years in the doldrums, commercial property is looking attractive again. An award-winning fund from the M&G stable joins Money Observer's list.

By: Helen Pridham I Fri, 21st June 2013 - 16:45

There are a number of funds and trusts that will only invest in shares of socially responsible and ethical companies. Money Observer selects its top eight.