Seven of Cofunds' top 10 biggest-selling funds last year were income funds, toppling UK growth as the most popular sector on the platform.
The supermarket's sales figures for 2002 show that five of its top 10 funds were equity income funds while two were bond funds. In 2001, just two of the top 10 were income funds, only one of which was in the equity income sector.
The biggest seller last year was Credit Suisse's income fund, run by star manager Bill Mott, while the second-biggest seller was Liontrust's first inc-ome fund. Aberdeen's £1bn fixed-interest unit trust was third.
Fourth was HSBC's UK growth & income fund followed by Gartmore's Euro-pean selected opportunities fund in fifth and Credit Suisse's monthly income fund in sixth.
Artemis' UK smaller companies fund was seventh, Newton's higher income fund eighth, Jupiter's income trust ninth and Henderson's preference & bond fund was tenth.