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Best-selling funds, trusts and ETFs of December 2020

By Mike Narouei, Content Producer at Boring Money

15 Dec, 2020

We asked some of the biggest online investing platforms in the UK - AJ Bell Youinvest, Fidelity, Hargreaves Lansdown, and Interactive Investor - what their customers had been up to in December.

Top of the Pops: popular funds, trusts and ETFs across all 4 providers

This article brings you the most bought funds, investment trusts and ETFs. If you can’t face reading through it all, we start with the most popular products across the major investment platforms.

Most popular funds

Across all 4 platforms

  • Baillie Gifford American

  • Baillie Gifford Global Discovery

  • Baillie Gifford Positive Change

Most popular trusts

Across all 4 platforms

  • Allianz Technology

  • Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust

  • Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

  • Monks Investment Trust

Across any 3 platforms

  • Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust

  • JP Morgan China Growth and Income

  • Smithson Investment Trust

Most popular ETFs

Across all 4 platforms

  • iShares Core FTSE 100

  • iShares Global Clean Energy

  • Vanguard FTSE 100

  • Vanguard FTSE All-World

  • Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS

Across any 3 platforms

  • iShares FTSE 250

  • Vanguard S&P 500

Best-selling funds in December 2020

Top 10 funds from AJ Bell

Most popular investment funds bought through AJ Bell in December 2020.

  1. AJ Bell multi asset funds

  2. Vanguard Lifestrategy

  3. Fundsmith Equity

  4. Baillie Gifford American

  5. AJ Bell Responsible Growth

  6. Baillie Gifford Positive Change

  7. Baillie Gifford Global Discovery

  8. Fidelity Index World

  9. Blackrock World Mining

  10. Fidelity Global Special Situations

Top 10 funds from Fidelity

Most popular investment funds bought through Fidelity in December 2020, based on net sales.

  1. Baillie Gifford American Fund

  2. Baillie Gifford Global Discovery Acc

  3. Baillie Gifford Positive Change

  4. Baillie Gifford Global Discovery Inc

  5. Rathbones Global Opportunities

  6. Fidelity Funds Global Tech Fund

  7. Vanguard FTSE Developed World ex-UK Equity Index

  8. Baillie Gifford American Fund

  9. Fidelity Euro Cash Fund

  10. Fidelity Index World Fund

Top 10 funds from Hargreaves Lansdown

Most popular investment funds bought through Hargreaves Lansdown in December 2020.

In alphabetical order:

  • Baillie Gifford American

  • Baillie Gifford Global Discovery

  • Baillie Gifford Long Term Global Growth

  • Baillie Gifford Managed

  • Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund

  • Baillie Gifford Positive Change

  • HL Select Global Growth Shares

  • JPMorgan Emerging Markets

  • Legal & General International Index Trust

  • Rathbone Global Opportunities

Top 10 funds from Interactive Investor

Most popular investment funds bought through Interactive Investor in December 2020. (https://www.ii.co.uk/analysis-commentary/top-10-funds-trusts-and-shares-may-2020-ii511887)

  1. BAILLIE GIFFORD AMERICAN

  2. FUNDSMITH EQUITY

  3. BAILLIE GIFFORD POSITIVE CHANGE

  4. VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY 80% EQUITY

  5. BAILLIE GIFFORD GLOBAL DISCOVERY

  6. BAILLIE GIFFORD PACIFIC

  7. BAILLIE GIFFORD CHINA

  8. VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY 60% EQUITY

  9. BAILLIE GIFFORD LONG TERM GLOBAL GROWTH

  10. BAILLIE GIFFORD MANAGED

Best-selling trusts in December 2020

Top 10 trusts from AJ Bell

Most popular investment trusts bought through AJ Bell in December 2020.

  1. Scottish Mortgage

  2. City of London

  3. Monks

  4. Scottish Investment Trust

  5. Edinburgh Worldwide

  6. Smithson

  7. Allianz Technology

  8. Witan

  9. JP Morgan Growth & Income

  10. Fidelity China

Top 10 trusts from Fidelity

Most popular investment trusts bought through Fidelity in December 2020, based on net sales.

  1. SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INV TRUST

  2. EDINBURGH WORLDWIDE INVESTMENT TST

  3. PACIFIC HORIZON INVESTMENT TRUST

  4. MONKS INVESTMENT TRUST

  5. SMITHSON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

  6. ALLIANZ TECHNOLOGY TRUST PLC

  7. BAILLIE GIFFORD US GROWTH TRUST PLC

  8. JPMORGAN CHINA GROWTH & INCOME PLC

  9. JPMORGAN EMER MKTS INVEST TRUST

  10. CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST

Top 10 trusts from Hargreaves Lansdown

Most popular investment trusts bought through Hargreaves Lansdown in December 2020.

In alphabetical order:

  • Allianz Technology Trust plc

  • Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust plc

  • BlackRock World Mining Trust plc

  • Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust

  • JPMorgan China Growth & Income Plc

  • JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc

  • Monks Investment Trust plc

  • Pershing Square Holdings Ltd

  • Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc

  • Smithson Investment Trust Plc

Top 10 trusts from Interactive Investor

Most popular investment trusts bought through Interactive Investor in December 2020. (https://www.ii.co.uk/analysis-commentary/top-10-funds-trusts-and-shares-may-2020-ii511887)

  1. Allianz Technology Trust plc

  2. Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust plc

  3. BlackRock World Mining Trust plc

  4. Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust

  5. JPMorgan China Growth & Income Plc

  6. JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc

  7. Monks Investment Trust plc

  8. Pershing Square Holdings Ltd

  9. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc

  10. Smithson Investment Trust Plc

Best-selling ETFs in December 2020

Top 10 ETFs from AJ Bell

Most popular exchange traded funds bought through AJ Bell in December 2020.

  1. iShares core FTSE 100

  2. iShares global clean energy

  3. Vanguard FTSE 250

  4. Vanguard S&P 500

  5. Vanguard FTSE 100

  6. Vanguard FTSE All-world

  7. iShares FTSE 250

  8. Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap

  9. iShares core S&P 500

  10. iShares UK Dividend

Top 10 ETFs from Fidelity

Most popular exchange traded funds bought through Fidelity in December 2020, based on net sales.

  1. iShares GBL CLN ENERGY UCIT ETF GBP

  2. Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF GBP ACC

  3. iShares NASDAQ 100 UCITS ETF USD

  4. Vanguard FTSE ALL-WORLD UCITS ETF US

  5. iShares CORE FTSE 100 UCITS ETF ACC

  6. Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP DIS

  7. HSBC FTSE 100 UCITS ETF

  8. HSBC MSCI WORLD UCITS ETF

  9. iShares CORE S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD

  10. Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF GBP ACC

Top 10 ETFs from Hargreaves Lansdown

Most popular exchange traded funds bought through Hargreaves Lansdown in October 2020.

In alphabetical order:

  • iShares II plc Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF (Dist)

  • iShares plc Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (Dist)

  • iShares plc FTSE 250

  • Vanguard Funds Plc FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP ACC

  • Vanguard Funds plc FTSE 250 UCITS ETF

  • Vanguard Funds Plc FTSE 250 UCITS ETF Acc

  • Vanguard Funds plc FTSE All-World UCITS ETF (USD) Accumulating

  • Vanguard Funds plc FTSE All-World UCITS ETF (USD) Distributing - GBP

  • Vanguard Funds plc FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USD(GBP)

  • WisdomTree Issuer plc Battery Solutions UCITS ETF USD Acc (GBP)

Top 10 ETFs from Interactive Investor

Most popular exchange traded funds bought through Interactive Investor in December 2020. (https://www.ii.co.uk/analysis-commentary/top-10-funds-trusts-and-shares-may-2020-ii511887)

  1. iShares Global Clean Energy ETF

  2. iShares Core FTSE 100 ETF

  3. Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF

  4. Vanguard FTSE 100 ETF

  5. iShares Physical Gold ETC

  6. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

  7. Vanguard FTSE All-World ETF

  8. iShares FTSE 250 ETF

  9. L&G Battery Value Chain ETF

  10. WisdomTree FTSE 100 3x Daily