Invesco Perpetual was the dominant force on Fidelity FundsNetwork last year offering four of the platform's top-five selling funds.
The groups' £4.1bn High Income fund, managed by Neil Woodford, and the £1.2bn Corporate Bond fund, managed by Paul Causer and Paul Read, came first and second respectively for fund sales. The group also offered the fourth and fifth bestselling funds with its Monthly Income Plus and Income funds.
Breaking up the monopoly is Anthony Bolton's £5.5bn Fidelity Special Situations fund, which came in third. In sixth was the Fidelity European fund, now managed by Tim McCarron.
There were also two multi-manager offerings in the top-ten. Jupiter Merlin Growth and Merlin Income portfolios were seventh and tenth on the list. The funds are managed by the groups' multi-manager team of John Chatfield Roberts, Algy Smith Maxwell and Peter Lawery. Making up the top ten was Ian Henderson's JPM Natural Resources fund at number eight and Alastair Mundy's £593m Cautious Managed fund, which was the ninth biggest seller.
Rob Fisher, head of sales at FundsNetwork: "With UK funds, particularly bonds, in favour at the moment it is no surprise that Invesco Perpetual has four of the top-five selling funds on the platform. All four are well established and have strong track records."
UK Equity Income became the most popular sector, edging the previous top-seller in 2003 and 2004, the UK All Companies sector into second place.
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