M&G Global Dividend was the best-selling fund on Cofunds in August, while Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares retained its position as the most popular sector for the eighth consecutive month.
Standard Life's Investment Global Absolute Return Strategy fund fell from top position in July to fourth in August.
The second and third highest selling funds, the Invesco Perpetual Distribution fund and F&C's MM Navigator Distribution fund respectively, are both from the IMA's Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares sector.
The sector held on to its top position with 191% of net sales last month. The Global Equity Income sector, which saw a doubling of July's net sales figures, rose from sixth position to second, replacing Targeted Absolute Return which dropped down to fifth.
Cofunds head of commercial Graham Venn said: "While Mixed Investment 20-60% shares has now extended its lead at the top of the table to eight consecutive months, we also saw strong performance from a number of other sectors.
"With Global Equity Income ending the month in second place and Global doubling on the previous month's net sales figures, some investors are clearly becoming more interested in funds that invest overseas."
This interest did not extent to funds which invest in Japan as the sector slipped from ninth most popular, accounting for 20% of net sales in July, to tenth with just 5% last month.
Cofunds net sales, August 2013
1 M&G Global Dividend
2 Invesco Perpetual Distribution
3 F&C MM Navigator Distribution
4 SL Inv Global Absolute Ret Strategy
5 Cazenove UK Smaller Companies
6 Henderson Cautious Managed
7 HSBC American Index
8 Jupiter Merlin Income Portfolio
9 Jupiter Strategic Bond
10 Liontrust Special Situations
11 Cazenove UK Opportunities
12 HSBC Open Global Distribution
13 JPM US Equity Income
14 Threadneedle UK Equity Income
15 Newton Global Higher Income
16 Insight Absolute Insight
17 Premier Multi-Asset Distribution
18 Threadneedle European Select
19 Henderson UK Property
20 HSBC FTSE All-Share Index
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