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Latest IA statistics reveal a slump in fund sales as investors avoid volatile and risky markets.

Posted by Adrian Lowcock in Press releases category on 07 Feb 19

  • Net retail sales plummet to £17bn in 2018, compared to £48bn in 2017
  • Brexit concerns lead to £4.8bn net outflows in 2018
  • Global equities were most popular in 2018
However, despite the overall slump in fund sales, latest figures from Willis Owen reveal that investors are still happy to buy UK assets despite Brexit uncertainty. 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.

The Willis Own Best-Seller List, January 2019

10 Best Selling funds in January 10 Best Selling Sectors in January
HSBC FTSE All Share Idx C Inc UK Equity Income
Artemis Monthly Distribution I Inc UK All Companies
Artemis Strategic Bond I Mly I Sterling Strategic Bond
Fundsmith Equity I Acc Global
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Z Acc Specialist
LF Lindsell Train UK Equity Acc Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shrs
Janus Henderson Prf&Bd I A Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Artemis Income I Inc UK Smaller Companies
Schroder Income Maximiser Z Inc Asia Pacific Including Japan
Neptune Latin America C Acc GBP Europe Excluding UK
1Source: Based on net sales on the Willis Owen platform, 1-31 January 2019