With the ISA season now underway, UK assets featured strongly in the best-selling funds and sectors on the Willis Owen platform in January.1 The HSBC FTSE All Share Index C was the best-selling fund on the leading UK online investment platform, while UK Equity Income topped the sectors table, followed by UK All Companies and Sterling Strategic Bond.
Adrian Lowcock, Head of Personal Investments at Willis Owen, commented
: “Investors are clearly happy to buy the UK despite Brexit uncertainty. They continue to demand income though, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as most investors are getting closer to retirement and income remains elusive.
“The interest in Asian equities is also notable given the region suffered in the second half of 2018. Investors have responded to the recent sell-off by seeing it as an opportunity to invest.
“Not all investors are so adventurous, however, and we are still seeing demand for the more cautious asset classes in sterling strategic bonds and mixed assets.”
The Willis Own Best-Seller List, January 2019
|10 Best Selling funds in January
||10 Best Selling Sectors in January
|HSBC FTSE All Share Index
||UK Equity Income
|Artemis Monthly Distribution
||UK All Companies
|Artemis Strategic Bond
||Sterling Strategic Bond
|Schroder Asian Alpha Plus
|LF Lindsell Train UK Equity
||Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
|Janus Henderson Preference & Bond
||Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
||UK Smaller Companies
|Schroder Income Maximiser
||Asia Pacific Including Japan
|Neptune Latin America
||Europe Excluding UK