If you are an adventurous investor, our 19 Rated Funds in the specialist asset group should hold plenty of appeal. You can gain the expertise of highly experienced fund managers in specific fields, from biotechnology to financial companies or commodities.
We recommend that you view these specialist funds as potential 'satellite' additions to a wider, more diversified portfolio and, in the high majority of cases, to be prepared for considerable volatility in their performance. Such funds can often generate rapid, high returns, but investors need to be mindful that fortunes can just as quickly take a turn for the worse.
Although there are a great many specialist areas that we have not covered, we have included those we think deserve a place in investors' minds. Most should be viewed as longer-term investments, but several new funds for 2017 have been added to reflect current themes, such as alternative income and rising inflation.