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In the first interview of a three-part series, our head of equity strategy Lee Wild talks to star fund manager Nick Train about 20 years of Lindsell Train, succession planning, Neil Woodford and Nick’s three big strategic ideas.
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Most purchased funds in May 2020
|Fund||IA sector?||Ranking change since previous month|
|Fundsmith Equity?||Global||No change|
|Baillie Gifford American?||North America?||Up three places?|
|Vanguard LifeStrategy 80% Equity?||Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares?||Down one place?|
|Baillie Gifford Global Discovery?||Global?||Up six places?|
|L&G Global Technolohy Index||Technology & Telecommunications||Up two places?|
|Polar Capital Global Technology?||Technology & Telecommunications||Up three places?|
|Vanguard LifeStrategy 60% Equity?||Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares?||Down three places?|
|Lindsell Train Global Equity?||Global?||Down five places?|
|Baillie Gifford Positive Change??||Global||New entry?|
|Vanguard LifeStrategy 100% Equity?||Global?||Down four places?|
Most purchased funds in April 2020
|Rank||Fund||IA sector?||Ranking change since previous month|
|1||Fundsmith Equity?||Global||No change|
|2||Vanguard LifeStrategy 80% Equity||Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares?||No change?|
|3||Lindsell Train Global Equity?||Global?||Up three places?|
|4||Vanguard LifeStrategy 60% Equity||Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares?||No change?|
|5||Ballie Gifford American||North America?||New entry?|
|6||Vanguard LifeStrategy 100% Equity||Global?||Down three places?|
|7||L&G Global Technology Index?||Technology & Telecommunications||New entry?|
|8||Vanguard US Equity Index?||North America?||New entry?|
|9||Polar Capital Global Technology||Technology & Telecommunications||New entry?|
|10||Baillie Gifford Global Discovery||Global?||New entry?|
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