Fund Focus

June's 10 most-bought funds

June's 10 most-bought funds

CF Woodford Equity Income marks a year at the top, while Vanguard tracker funds continue to gain ground.

Frontier markets can be perilous places to invest

Frontier markets can be perilous places to invest

Many leading frontier market funds have performed poorly of late. Rebecca Jones examines why, and whether investors should worry.

2015 Fund Awards: Property

2015 Fund Awards: Property

After a one year gap, Legal & General UK Property has reclaimed the winner's trophy as the best property fund investing in bricks and mortar.

2015 Fund Awards: Regional

2015 Fund Awards: Regional

Baillie Gifford makes it a treble award-winning firm in the Japan category, to its success in our 2015 Trust Awards.

2015 Fund Awards: Sterling bond

2015 Fund Awards: Sterling Bond

For our award-winning larger fund, reassurance comes from its focus on high-quality bonds while aiming to provide investors with a high income.

2015 Fund Awards: UK growth

2015 Fund Awards: UK Growth

Our best larger fund was launched just nine years ago as an open-ended proxy for one of the company's successful Money Observer Rated Funds.

2015 Fund Awards: UK smaller companies

2015 Fund Awards: UK smaller companies

River & Mercantile and AXA Framlington funds are victorious for the second consecutive year in our UK smaller companies categories.

2015 Fund Awards: UK equity income

2015 Fund Awards: UK Equity Income

The fund that beats one of Mark Barnett's offerings boasts one of the lowest risk scores in its sector, while paying a premium yield.

How Money Observer's 2015 fund awards are won

How Money Observer's 2015 fund trust awards are won

Andrew Pitts and Helen Pridham explain the ethos behind our fund awards, and the importance of taking into account riskiness as well as returns.

The Briefing: Trackers

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Trackers are a viable option for buy-and-hold investors who have longer-term horizons, as well as those who want broad exposure to a marketplace and are more in favour of a slow and steady approach.

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