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Best performing funds

Below are the top performing funds up to 1 December 2020. For a more comprehensive overview of fund, investment trust and ETF performance, read our latest update.

The data is provided by Morningstar, a global financial services firm. interactive investor accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies in the data.

 

Total return %

TB Guinness Global Energy I Acc

34.9

Ninety One UK Special Situations R Acc

29.3

VT Cape Wrath Focus GBP A Net Acc

29.0

Ninety One Global Special Sits R Acc

28.2

Ninety One Global Special Sits A Acc

28.2

Guinness Global Energy Y GBP Acc

27.2

Guinness Global Energy C GBP Acc

27.1

Quilter Investors Glbl Uncons EqR £ Acc

26.8

Ninety One UK Total Return R Acc

26.6

JOHCM UK Equity Income A GBP Acc

25.7

 

Total return %

Comgest Growth Japan GBP U Acc

25.6

FSSA Japan Focus B GBP Acc

24.8

Legg Mason IF Japan Equity X Acc

24.7

Legg Mason IF Japan Equity A Acc

24.6

Legg Mason RY US SmCp Opp X GBP Acc

24.4

Baillie Gifford Japan Small Co B Acc

23.0

Artemis UK Select I Acc

22.1

Premier Miton UK Value Opps B Instl Acc

22.0

Aberforth UK Small Companies Acc

21.7

Premier Miton US Smaller Companies B Acc

21.6

 

Total return %

Baillie Gifford American B Acc

53.5

FP Carmignac Emerging Markets A GBP Acc

51.7

Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc

46.8

BNY Mellon Oriental B Acc

42.8

Baillie Gifford Positive Change B Acc

39.7

BNY Mellon Global Emerging Mkts F Acc

39.2

TM Cerno Pacific A Acc

37.8

Barings Eastern I GBP Acc

37.0

Barings Eastern I GBP Inc

36.9

VT Cape Wrath Focus GBP A Net Acc

36.8

 

Total return %

Baillie Gifford American B Acc

110.5

Baillie Gifford Positive Change B Acc

80.1

Baillie Gifford Global Stewardship B Acc

64.2

T. Rowe Price Glb Tech Eq Qd GBP

62.9

Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc

62.4

Lord Abbett Innovation Growth Z USD Acc

62.3

Baillie Gifford Global Discovery B Acc

62.0

TM Cerno Pacific A Acc

59.4

Premier Miton UK Smaller Companies B Acc

57.8

Morgan Stanley US Advantage I Acc GBP

57.2

 

Total return %

Baillie Gifford American B Acc

211.8

Baillie Gifford Positive Change B Acc

137.8

GAM Star Disruptive Gr Z GBP Acc

126.2

Baillie Gifford Global Discovery B Acc

124.0

Lord Abbett Innovation Growth Z USD Acc

118.9

Smith & Williamson Artfcl Intllgnc Z GBP

117.9

Polar Capital Global Tech R Inc

116.1

Morgan Stanley US Advantage I Acc GBP

113.8

AXA Framlington Global Technology Z Acc

104.7

T. Rowe Price Glb Tech Eq Qd GBP

99.7

 

Total return %

Baillie Gifford American B Acc

541.5

Polar Capital Global Tech R Inc

526.6

Polar Capital Biotech I Inc

418.9

Fidelity Global Technology W-Acc-GBP

396.9

AXA Framlington Global Technology Z Acc

385.8

L&G Global Technology Index F Acc

353.0

Legg Mason IF Japan Equity X Acc

330.8

Legg Mason IF Japan Equity A Acc

318.3

Janus Henderson Glb Tech Leaders I Acc

305.7

GAM Star Disruptive Gr Z GBP Acc

288.4

The tables on this page showcase the best-performing funds across the entire fund universe – comprising both active funds (run by a fund manager) and passive or index funds (which track the up and down movements of a stock market index).

In light of this, you may see more specialist fund types featuring as the best-performing funds across the various timeframes. Such funds tend to invest in a single country, sector or commodity, and are deemed more suitable for adventurous investors as they carry greater levels of risk than more conventional funds, such as a global or regional fund.

Funds can be held in an ISA, SIPP , and other investment accounts. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change.

Please do bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance. The tables below simply offer a snapshot of the best-performing funds over the specified timeframes. When carrying out further research, it makes sense to look at an even greater variety of time periods to assess performance across different market conditions. Moreover, it is prudent to look at performance on a yearly basis in order to ensure a strong long term performance track record is not just the result of one outstanding year.

The performance figures show the total return in sterling unless otherwise specified. Figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis or mid to mid for open-ended investment companies (OEICS), with net income (dividends) reinvested.

 

Choosing the right funds for you

With thousands of funds available to UK investors, seeking out the best investment funds can be a minefield.

Fund performance is only one aspect of choosing an investment - alongside other factors such as your investment goals and appetite for risk.

But to give you some idea of how funds perform relative to each other, we will regularly update this page with the best-performing funds over various timeframes.

As a rule of thumb, five years is widely viewed as the minimum holding period when investing in funds, as over the short term the stock market can be unpredictable.

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Important information

Our most popular investments should not be taken as personal recommendations to buy or sell a particular stock or fund, and are not intended to provide advice.

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may not get back all the money that you invest. Please note the tax treatment of these products depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in future.