Compare Specialist Funds

Oliver Roylance-Smith, Director

Specialist investment funds allow investors to target particular thematic areas such as commodities (e.g. gold), technology, energy and agriculture to name a few. As these funds are more niche and focussed on one sector they tend to be more volatile but the potential rewards can be significant if you are prepared to take on a higher level of investment risk.

Oliver Roylance-Smith , Head of Savings & Investments
Growth Select Funds - Commodities
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BlackRock Gold & General0%1.00%yesFactsheetApply Now >
This is a specialist unit trust which aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in gold mining and precious metal-related shares. It tends to be volatile and is particularly suitable for diversification in a larger portfolio. See latest fund factsheet for details.
JP Morgan Natural Resources0%0.75%yesFactsheetApply Now >
The Fund aims to invest primarily in the shares of companies throughout the world engaged in the production and marketing of commodities. The fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term.See latest fund factsheet for details.

³AMC is the Annual Management Charge applied by the Fund Manager. 

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Growth Select Funds - Gold
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BlackRock Gold & General0%1.00%yesFactsheetApply Now >
This is a specialist unit trust which aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in gold mining and precious metal-related shares. It tends to be volatile and is particularly suitable for diversification in a larger portfolio. See latest fund factsheet for details.

³AMC is the Annual Management Charge applied by the Fund Manager. 

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Popular Funds - Energy
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Investec Global Energy0%0.75%FactsheetApply Now >
The Fund aims to achieve long term capital growth primarily through investment in equities issued by companies around the globe involved in the exploration, production or distribution of oil, gas and other energy sources or companies which service the energy industry and in derivatives the underlying assets of which are equities issued by companies around the globe involved in the exploration, production or distribution of oil, gas and other energy sources or companies which service the energy industry. See latest fund factsheet for details.
Artemis Global Energy0%0.75%FactsheetApply Now >
The fund aims to achieve long term capital growth primarily from a portfolio of companies engaged in the oil and gas sector, energy generation and transmission. Additionally the fund may invest in companies seeking to develop and exploit new energy technologies, and companies that service the energy sector. See latest fund factsheet for details.

³AMC is the Annual Management Charge applied by the Fund Manager. 

Growth Select Funds - Technology
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Henderson Global Technology0%0.75%yesFactsheetApply Now >
To aim to provide capital growth by investing in companies worldwide that derive, or are expected to derive, profits from technology. The fund manager's investment style is driven mainly by indentifying key industry themes backed up by bottom up stock analysis. See latest fund factsheet for details.

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Growth Select Funds - Agriculture
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Agrisar Fund0%0.75%yesFactsheetMore Info >
The Fund seeks to achieve capital appreciation. In order to achieve its investment objective, the Fund will invest in a global and diversified portfolio of investments which provide exposure to the agricultural sector. See latest fund factsheet for details.

³AMC is the Annual Management Charge applied by the Fund Manager. 

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In addition to mainstream funds, which invest in traditional assets, there are also specialist asset classes which can diversify and potentially enhance your investment portfolio, such as:

  • Specialist property funds
  • Biotech funds
  • Agriculture funds
  • Technology funds
  • Commodity funds
  • Gold funds
  • Energy funds

Specialist funds provide a route for investors to invest in niche markets across a portfolio of companies. While specialist investment funds have greater investment risks there are alos potential greater rewards.

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