Which funds and sectors performed best in H1?

And which are the laggards?

Beth Brearley
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US funds and sectors have performed well this year

US funds and sectors have performed well this year

The first half of 2019 has generally been a positive one for investors, with every fund sector reporting positive returns on average. Chelsea Financial Services looks at which funds and sectors have fared the best and which are lagging.

While all asset classes have risen in value - most rallying quite strongly after a difficult end to 2018 - North American (21.27%) and Technology (20.55%) funds have led the way. Even the 'worst-performing' fixed income sector - IA UK Gilts - was up 5.88%, which is an exceptional return for UK government bond funds.  Results round-up: Premier AM sees decline in H1 net inflows amid political uncertainty The most disappointing area was perhaps Japanese equities. The IA Japan and IA Japanese Smaller Companies sectors returned 8.49% and 7.49% respectively - still a decent return, but l...

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