Absolute return flows 'turning corner' but investors shun sector giants

Underperformance still present – for now

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"There are plenty of opportunities in the sector if you are prepared to roll up your sleeves and do the research" - Liontrust's John Husselbee
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"There are plenty of opportunities in the sector if you are prepared to roll up your sleeves and do the research" - Liontrust's John Husselbee

A handful of the largest Targeted Absolute Return sector funds have given the underperforming peer group a 'bad rep' over recent years, but investors appear to be waking up to opportunities outside the big brand names, research suggests.

Using FE data, Professional Adviser's sister brand Investment Week found an equally weighted portfolio of the five largest funds in the absolute return sector - which, with a combined AUM of £40.12...

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