Specialist Rated Funds

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.

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Fund & Sector
Rated Funds Group
1 Month Perf.
1 Year Perf.
3 Year Perf.
5 Year Perf.
BlackRock World Mining IT
IT Commodities & Nat Resources
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SPECIALIST-8.5%
6 / 9
67.5%
4 / 9
-7%
6 / 9
-31.3%
3 / 7
Polar Cap Tech Tst PLC
IT Tech Media & Telecomm
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SPECIALIST-0.8%
2 / 2
61.7%
1 / 2
91.2%
1 / 2
131.3%
2 / 2
Fidelity Gbl Tech
FO Equity - Tech Media & Telecom
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SPECIALIST0.7%
-
47.6%
-
110.9%
-
164.2%
-
Intl Biotechnology Trust
IT Biotechnology & Healthcare
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SPECIALIST-1.6%
5 / 5
42.8%
1 / 4
89.9%
1 / 4
228.7%
1 / 4
Pnthn Intl Plc
IT Private Equity
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SPECIALIST2.9%
4 / 23
42.6%
8 / 23
61.8%
11 / 22
127.3%
8 / 22
Wldwide Hlthcare Tst PLC
IT Biotechnology & Healthcare
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SPECIALIST-0.8%
4 / 5
34.5%
2 / 4
74.6%
2 / 4
221.2%
2 / 4
Impax Envt Mkts O10P
IT Environmental
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SPECIALIST0.7%
2 / 3
33.9%
1 / 3
50%
1 / 3
132.1%
1 / 3
F&C Overseas Eq Lkd UK Infln
UT Specialist
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SPECIALIST1.8%
16 / 118
32.8%
28 / 119
72.2%
4 / 112
140.6%
2 / 93
Polar Capital GblInsnrc
FO Equity - Financial
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SPECIALIST-0.2%
-
31.9%
-
79.2%
-
149.1%
-
Pictet Water
FO Commodity & Energy
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SPECIALIST2.1%
-
28.8%
-
53%
-
91.9%
-
Jupiter Int Financials
UT Specialist
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SPECIALIST-0.3%
71 / 118
28.1%
43 / 119
34.4%
38 / 112
94.4%
10 / 93
NBPvtEqPtnrsLtd
IT Private Equity
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SPECIALIST-0.5%
18 / 23
27.8%
18 / 23
37.4%
16 / 22
124.2%
10 / 22
Investec Global Gold
UT Specialist
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SPECIALIST-4.9%
112 / 118
26.6%
48 / 119
31.2%
43 / 112
-20.4%
85 / 93
Sarasin Food & Agri Opp
UT Specialist
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SPECIALIST-0.5%
73 / 118
25.4%
51 / 119
46.6%
16 / 112
55.1%
28 / 93
AXA Framlington Biotech
UT Specialist
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SPECIALIST0.3%
52 / 118
23.1%
57 / 119
44.8%
17 / 112
196.5%
1 / 93
BluefieldSolar Inc Fd Ltd
IT Infrastructure - Renewable Energy
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SPECIALIST2.1%
2 / 6
19.9%
3 / 6
32.4%
2 / 4
-
-
Intl Public Prtnrship Ltd
IT Infrastructure
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SPECIALIST-0.2%
4 / 9
16.5%
4 / 9
42.6%
3 / 8
67.9%
4 / 8
Polar Capital Healthcare Opp
FO Equity - Pharma Health & Biotech
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SPECIALIST1.4%
-
12.7%
-
14.7%
-
136.9%
-
Syncona Limited
IT Flexible Investment
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SPECIALIST1.5%
9 / 16
11.4%
14 / 15
27.9%
8 / 14
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Rated Funds Update: Rated Funds 2017

View a full list of our Rated Funds 2017 here