The IMA sectors divide up over 2,500 of the funds available in the UK, including some offshore (EU) funds, into smaller groups. The chart below shows how the sectors fit together. It should help you to understand the broad focus of different groups of funds, such as whether they aim to produce income or capital growth. Many of the sectors also have a geographic focus.
Offshore funds have been admitted to IMA sectors since April 2010 (other than Absolute Return funds, which have been admitted since April 2008). Offshore funds are flagged in data for IMA sectors so that they may easily be identified. Currently, however, you will need to contact the IMA if you wish to obtain a list of Offshore funds in the sectors - email@example.com. Further information for consumers on offshore funds can be found in the IMA factsheet about Offshore funds.