Technology & Media was the top-performing investment company sector over the year to 30 November, data from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) can reveal. The sector produced an impressive return of 34% over the year so far, compared to the average investment company return of 14% over the same period.
As interest in sustainable investing continues to rise, companies in the Environmental sector delivered the second-highest return of 30%. Placed third and fourth, the UK All Companies and UK Smaller Companies sectors also delivered impressive returns, 27% and 26%respectively, showing that the UK has been a rewarding region for investors during a time of intense political uncertainty.
Top 10 investment company sectors by % share price total return from 1 January to 30 November 2019
|Returns to 30 November 2019||Year to date||1 |
|3 years||5 years||10 |
|Overall weighted average ex. VCTs||14.15||9.84||32.88||59.11||201.1|
|1||Technology & Media||34.33||24.36||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|3||UK All Companies||26.93||20.06||43.56||66.82||237.58|
|4||UK Smaller Companies||26.09||20.56||57.50||81.07||358.83|
|6||Global Smaller Companies||25.44||16.86||48.7||108.75||332.76|