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Top-performing investment sectors revealed

by LLB Editor
10th Dec 19 7:16 am

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
year
3 years 5 years 10
years
  AIC sector
  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
2 Environmental 29.58 21.33 53.13 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
5 Hedge Funds 25.67 18.05 22.13 14.47 86.65
6 Global Smaller Companies 25.44 16.86 48.7 108.75 332.76
7 Europe 23.42 15.85 50.61 67.02 191.15
8 North America 23.27 11.19 35.05 71.70 248.20
9 Japan 22.65 9.27 43.81 107.16 308.64
10 Private Equity 22.60 16.94 32.63 83.75 293.66

 

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