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Best-selling funds, trusts and ETFs of October 2020

By Mike Narouei, Content Producer at Boring Money

6 Nov, 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 October.

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 Positive Change

Across any 3 platforms

  • Fundsmith Equity

  • Baillie Gifford China

  • Baillie Gifford Long Term Global Growth

Most popular trusts

Across all 4 platforms

  • Allianz Technology

  • Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust

  • Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

Across any 3 platforms

  • Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust

  • Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon

  • City of London

  • Fidelity China Special Situations

  • JP Morgan China Growth and Income

Most popular ETFs

Across all 4 platforms

  • iShares Core FTSE 100

  • iShares Global Clean Energy

  • Vanguard FTSE 100

  • Vanguard FTSE All-World

  • Vanguard S&P 500

Across any 3 platforms

  • iShares Physical Gold

Best-selling funds in October 2020

Top 10 funds from AJ Bell

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

  1. Fundsmith Equity

  2. Baillie Gifford American

  3. Baillie Gifford Positive Change

  4. Vanguard Lifestrategy 80% equity

  5. Polar Capital Global Technology

  6. Vanguard Lifestrategy 100% equity

  7. Baillie Gifford Global Discovery

  8. Fidelity Index World

  9. Lindsell Train Global Equity

  10. Fidelity Global Special Situations

Top 10 funds from Fidelity

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

  1. Rathbones Global Opportunities Fund

  2. Baillie Gifford American Fund (Acc)

  3. Baillie Gifford China Fund

  4. Baillie Gifford Long Term Global Growth

  5. Legg Mason IF Japan Equity Fund

  6. Baillie Gifford Positive Change Fund

  7. Baillie Gifford Global Discovery Fund

  8. Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund

  9. Baillie Gifford American Fund (Inc)

  10. Fid Funds Asian Special Sits

Top 10 funds from Hargreaves Lansdown

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

In alphabetical order:

  • Baillie Gifford American

  • Baillie Gifford China

  • Baillie Gifford Global Discovery

  • Baillie Gifford Long Term Global Growth

  • Baillie Gifford Managed

  • Baillie Gifford Positive Change

  • Fundsmith Equity

  • JPMorgan Emerging Markets

  • LF Blue Whale Growth

  • Rathbone Global Opportunities

Top 10 funds from Interactive Investor

Most popular investment funds bought through Interactive Investor in October 2020.

  1. Fundsmith Equity

  2. Baillie Gifford American

  3. Baillie Gifford Positive Change

  4. Baillie Gifford Global Discovery

  5. Baillie Gifford China

  6. Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies

  7. Vanguard LS 80

  8. Vanguard LS 60

  9. Baillie Gifford Long-Term Global Growth

  10. Legg Mason IF Japan Equity

Best-selling trusts in October 2020

Top 10 trusts from AJ Bell

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

  1. Scottish Mortgage

  2. Scottish Investment Trust

  3. Allianz Technology

  4. Edinburgh Worldwide

  5. Smithson

  6. Henderson Smaller Companies

  7. City of London

  8. The Renewables Infrastructure Trust

  9. Fidelity China Special Situations

  10. Polar Capital Technology

Top 10 trusts from Fidelity

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

  1. JP Morgan China Growth & Income plc

  2. Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust plc

  3. Blackrock Greater Euro Investment Trust

  4. Allianz Technology Trust plc

  5. Pacific Horizon Investment Trust

  6. Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust

  7. Temple Bar Investment Trust

  8. Monks Investment Trust

  9. Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon

  10. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

Top 10 trusts from Hargreaves Lansdown

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

In alphabetical order:

  • Allianz Technology Trust plc Ordinary 25p

  • Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust plc Ordinary 25p Shares

  • Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon plc Ordinary 2p Shares

  • Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust plc Ordinary Shares

  • City Of London Investment Trust Ordinary 25p Shares

  • Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust Ordinary 1p

  • Fidelity China Special Situations PLC Ordinary Shares 1p

  • JPMorgan China Growth & Income Plc Ordinary 25p

  • Pacific Horizon Investment Trust plc Ordinary 10p Shares

  • Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc Ordinary Shares 5p

Top 10 trusts from Interactive Investor

Most popular investment trusts bought through Interactive Investor in October 2020.

  1. Scottish Mortgage

  2. Fidelity China Special Situations

  3. Allianz Technology

  4. JP Morgan China Growth & Income

  5. Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust

  6. Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon

  7. Edinburgh Worldwide

  8. International Biotechnology Trust

  9. City Of London

  10. Baillie Gifford US Growth

Best-selling ETFs in October 2020

Top 10 ETFs from AJ Bell

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

  1. iShares Core FTSE 100

  2. iShares Global Clean Energy

  3. Vanguard FTSE 100

  4. Vanguard FTSE 250

  5. Vanguard S&P 500

  6. Vanguard FTSE All World

  7. Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ex UK

  8. iShares S&P 500

  9. iShares UK Dividend

  10. iShares Physical Gold

Top 10 ETFs from Fidelity

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

  1. ishares PHYSICAL M - ISHS PHYS GOLD ETC USD (GBP)

  2. ishares II plc - GBL CLN ENERGY UCIT ETF GBP

  3. ishares VII plc - CORE FTSE 100 UCITS ETF ACC

  4. ishares CORE - FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP

  5. Vanguard Funds plc - S&P 500 UCITS ETF GBP ACC

  6. Vanguard Funds Plc - FTSE ALL WORLD UCITS ETF GB

  7. Vanguard Funds plc - S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD DIS

  8. Vanguard Funds plc - FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP DIS

  9. ishares VII PLC - NASDAQ 100 UCITS ETF USD

  10. ishares VII PLC - CORE S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD

Top 10 ETFs from Hargreaves Lansdown

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

In alphabetical order:

  • HSBC ETFs Plc FTSE 100 UCITS ETF

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

  • iShares plc Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (Dist)

  • VanEck Investments Ltd Vectors Gaming Esports UCITS ETF USD

  • Vanguard Funds plc FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP

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

  • Vanguard Funds plc S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (GBP)

  • WisdomTree FTSE 100 3x Daily Leveraged

  • WisdomTree S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures 2.25x Daily Lev

  • XBT Provider Bitcoin Tracker Euro

Top 10 ETFs from Interactive Investor

Most popular exchange traded funds bought through Interactive Investor in October 2020.

  1. iShares Core FTSE 100 ETF

  2. iShares Global Clean Energy ETF

  3. Vanguard FTSE 100 ETF

  4. WisdomTree FTSE 100 3x Daily

  5. iShares Physical Gold ETC

  6. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

  7. Vanguard FTSE All-World ETF

  8. Invesco EQQQ NASDAQ-100 ETF

  9. Vanguard FTSE 2050 UCITS

  10. L&G FTSE 100 Leveraged Daily 2x