Many of Money Observer’s 2016 fund award winners excelled over the past year, but others were left lagging as investors sought out value, writes Faith Glasgow.
Fund Awards 2017
Whether investing in physical property or in property shares, diversification is key for this year's winners.
Taking a contrarian approach pays off for the winner of our higher risk award as it clinches the top spot just three years after the fund launched.
Our two winners aim to produce high income for investors and protect investors’ money when markets fall.
North America and Japan have produced the strongest returns but this year's winning funds have comfortably beaten average returns in all regions.
Significant exposure to US equities has helped drive returns for many of this year's winning global funds.
Our UK fund winners pulled off the strongest combination of performance and low volatility.
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.