The winning funds show a combination of performance and reliability, with more than a third of the winners demonstrating their consistency by repeating their successes over the previous two years.
Money Observer team
Contenders: 17 trusts in various UK and global property sectors
Contenders: 13 trusts in the flexible investment sector
Contenders: 10 trusts in the infrastructure sector
Contenders: 16 trusts in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan sector
Contenders: 13 trusts in the following sectors: global emerging markets, European emerging markets and Latin America.
BlackRock World Mining Trust (BRWM) aims to maximise total returns from an actively managed worldwide portfolio of mining and metal securities.
Contenders: Nine trusts in the Japan and Japanese smaller companies sectors
Contenders: 21 trusts in the private equity sector
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