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Statistics by sector

This page shows funds under management, retail sales and performance figures by IMA sector.  IMA sectors divide the funds universe to reflect the asset type, industry sector or geographic regions in which funds are invested.

Statistics by sector - Best selling IMA sectors - latest month

August 2014
  Total of which ISAs
IMA Sector Net retail sales - £m Net retail sales - £m
UK Equity Income 376 92
Property 242 53
Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares 159 28
Asia Pacific Excluding Japan 149 20
Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares 90 76
£ Strategic Bond 90 39
Global Emerging Markets 81 5
North America 77 12
Europe Excluding UK 63 -8
UK Index Linked Gilts 52 5
Targeted Absolute Return 51 9
Global Emerging Markets Bond 43 1
China/Greater China 30 0
Mixed Investment 0-35% Shares 19 7
Global Equity Income 12 22
Money Market 10 2
UK Equity and Bond Income 8 -2
UK Gilts 8 4
Technology and Telecommunications 3 -1
Asia Pacific Including Japan 1 1
Japanese Smaller Companies 1 0
Personal Pensions 0 0
Specialist -5 3
North American Smaller Companies -5 1
Short Term Money Market -8 3
Global -9 19
Global Bonds -28 6
Europe Including UK -38 -1
Flexible Investment -44 -8
£ Corporate Bond -52 -12
Japan -66 4
£ High Yield -76 3
Protected -78 -9
UK Smaller Companies -81 12
European Smaller Companies -161 0
UK All Companies -258 -48
UK Total 654 334


  1. Figures: All figures are in £ millions. Figures have therefore been rounded to the nearest £ million. Where a chart shows a value of £0 - this indicates a figure below £500,000.
  2. ISA figures from January 2008: Figures are based on ISAs provided by fund companies and five platforms (Cofunds, Fidelity, Hargreaves Landsdown, Skandia and Transact). Figures for earlier years cover fewer platforms. The figures do not include ISAs provided by other platforms or where the ISA provider is an intermediary other than a platform. All figures include former PEPs.
  3. Asset types: (Equity, Fixed Income etc) are defined in terms of the IMA sectors included. To see which sectors are allocated to each asset type, see the table 'Statistics by sector - Sector summary - asset type by sector'.
  4. All sales and repurchases to funds of funds are included. To avoid double counting, transactions between funds of funds and their underlying funds are excluded. The sector rankings do not include 'Unclassified sector'. These are funds which have chosen not to be classified.
  5. ISA figures exclude a small number of funds held on fund platforms but not in an IMA sector. These figures are, however, included in the IMA monthly press release tables, unless otherwise footnoted

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