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AIC web users choose top companies in Q1 2015

Global and UK investment trusts proved to be the most popular sectors over the first quarter of 2015, Annabel Brodie-Smith has said.

The communications director for the investment company trade body claimed these two sectors have remained popular for several months, although some relatively specialist sectors, such as commodities, were also among the top 10 most-viewed on the Association of Investment Companies website.

She said: “As investors look to top up their Isas, the first quarter is an interesting time to see which companies have been attracting the attention of AIC website users. The global and UK-focused sectors clearly remain the most popular, with some specialist sectors, such as commodities and biotechnology, also making an appearance on the list.”

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Ben Gutteridge, head of fund research for London-based Brewin Dolphin, said: “One of the investment trusts we think are worth considering to help achieve additional return, alongside additional risk, is the F&C European Small Cap ex-UK, managed by Sam Cosh and Lucy Morris.”

Top 20 most viewed company profile pages in Q1 2015

Company

Q1 2015 ranking

Q1 2014 ranking

Scottish Mortgage

1

2

Murray International

2

1

European Assets

3

12

Alliance Trust

4

6

Temple Bar

5

7

Finsbury Growth & Income

6

3

City of London

7

4

Edinburgh Investment

8

8

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust

9

18

BlackRock World Mining

10

9

Lowland

11

-

Bankers

12

16

BlackRock Commodities Income

13

10

Biotech Growth

14

-

Witan

15

17

Scottish American

16

-

RIT Capital Partners

17

5

Perpetual Income & Growth

18

19

F&C Global Smaller Companies

19

-

Merchants

20

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