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Property rises to top of investment sector pile

Data from the investment platform revealed that between March and June, net inflows into the Investment Management Association’s Property sector reached £77m, finally knocking the Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares sector off top spot after a 15-month reign.

According to the IMA, net inflows into property investments have increased by more than 400 per cent in the past year, signalling a steady improvement in the UK economy. 

Graham Venn, head of commercial at Cofunds, said a more optimistic outlook for the UK occupier market compared with early 2013 was a “key factor at play here – a reflection of the stronger domestic economy and the perception that risk has lessened for the global economy, and specifically the eurozone”.  

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The Cofunds data also revealed that the IMA sectors Strategic Bond, UK Equity Income and North America were placed third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Adviser view

Juliet Schooling Latter, research director at London-based Chelsea Financial Services, said: “Diversification is a key reason for the recent investor interest in property funds. It is no surprise property has seen a surge in demand as it offers potential high income compared with yields on most other asset classes.”

20 top-selling funds, May 2014 

1

Cavendish Opportunities

2

Henderson UK Property

3

Standard Life Investments UK Property Feeder

4

Invesco Perpetual European Equity

5

Royal London UK Equity Income

6

Premier Multi-Asset Distribution

7

Henderson European Focus

8

Henderson Cautious Managed

9

F&C MM Navigator Distribution

10

Jupiter Strategic Bond

11

Threadneedle UK Equity Income

12

SWIP Property

13

HSBC American Index

14

AXA Framlington Managed Balanced

15

Henderson Strategic Bond

16

Artemis Global Income

17

Polar Capital North American

18

M&G Optimal Income

19

Legal & General UK Property

20

Unicorn UK Income