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Investors &#39still switched on to technology funds&#39

Technology funds are continuing to grab the attention of investors despite recent lacklustre performance, according to online price and performance information provider Trustnet.

The fund receiving the most hits from users of the website in April was Aberdeen Asset Managers&#39 technology unit trust, while three further tech funds appear in the top 20.

But the five best-performing unit trusts tell a different story, with technology funds absent from the top ranks.

According to Trustnet, the top performers are led by New Street Asset Management&#39s Hiscox insurance portfolio, with Global Asset Management&#39s UK diversified fund taking second place.

Third is Jupiter&#39s financial opportunities fund.

Trustnet was launched five years ago and aims to provide an independent source of free information for intermediaries and private investors. The site is updated daily.

Sales & marketing dir- ector James Jones says: “Technology funds are not the star players they might have been a year ago in terms of performance but they continue to attract attention because of their high profile.

“This is not to say tech funds will not have a renaissance over the longer term but for now investors are steering clear and looking towards European funds and the UK growth sector, which both feature prominently in our performance league.”


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