Welcome to the shortlist
How do you find an investment fund you can be confident in, when there’s so many to choose from? Start with our Experts’ shortlist, and choose the right fund for you.
Funds chosen by experienced investment analysts at Aviva Investors
Invest in assets from a wide range of sectors and markets
Regular reviews ensure the shortlist only offers funds worth your attention
You’ll only be shown funds that have passed specific checks and tests. All funds are reviewed regularly, to ensure they meet the high standards of the shortlist.
For example, a fund must give our experts reason to believe it has the potential to deliver consistent performance in the future. Keep in mind, investments fall and rise in value, and you could get back less than has been paid in.
Say hello to Aviva Investors
Everyone in the manager research team who helped put the shortlist together is an experienced investment analyst. They search for active funds they believe stand out from the crowd, and are worth your attention.
Luca Dal Mas, CFA, CFTE
Multimanager Team Lead
CFA and CFTe Charterholder
Isabel Emo Capodilista, CAIA
Head of Multi Manager Research
Amrish Patel, CFA
Senior Manager Research Analyst
Cameron Falconer, CFA, CAIA
Senior Manager Research Analyst
CFA and CAIA Charteholder
Check here regularly for news on what funds we've added and removed.
Aviva Investors have decided these funds meet the requirements of the Experts' shortlist.
There have been no new funds added in the last 3 months.
Aviva Investors have decided these funds no longer meet the requirements of the Experts' shortlist.
- March 2021
Artemis European Opportunities
Active funds on the shortlist
Run by professional fund managers, these funds try to beat the performance of a particular sector benchmark , with specially chosen investments. For instance, investing in an active UK equity fund may give you exposure to investments the fund manager believes have the ability to outperform a benchmark, like the FTSE® 100.
To make it onto the shortlist, an active fund must pass Aviva Investor’s seven key criteria.
1. Who's the firm backing the fund?
They should have a reliable business model, be financially stable and have trustworthy management.
2. What's the fund's aim?
The fund should have clear goals and offer value for money.
3. Who is running the fund?
The fund manager should be experienced and trustworthy, and their wider team should be too.
4. How does the manager plan to beat the market?
They should have a clear and precise plan to navigate the ups and downs of the market.
5. How's the fund managed?
The fund should stay true to its investment framework over the long-term.
6. What investments are in the portfolio?
Actions speak louder than words — their investments need to match up with their strategy.
7. How is the fund performing?
Examining how the fund is performing to ensure it is meeting expectations.
Want to learn more about how a fund makes it into the shortlist? Read up about Aviva Investor’s fund criteria in detail.
Alongside the shortlist of active funds, you can consider passive funds too. These funds invest broadly across assets in a sector with the aim of delivering a return in line with the market.
These cost-efficient funds are not assessed against the same criteria as active funds. When selecting Passive Funds, we take into consideration the firm that is running the fund, the cost of the funds, the process the fund manager employs and the fund’s performance against its benchmark.
Responsibility at every step
Aviva Investors believe that environmental, social and governance factors can have a direct impact on fund performance, and your investment returns. As such, ESG factors are also considered when deciding if a fund makes it onto the shortlist.
For example, a fund might be invested in a company with environmentally friendly business activities. Learn more about ESG investing.
Before you use the shortlist
We think you’ll find the shortlist useful if:
- You are looking for specific funds to match your investment styles and interest
- You’d like our help to narrow down the thousands of funds available
Find a shortlist fund now
Take a look at the funds picked by the manager research team, and see what’s right for you.
Nothing on this site is personalised advice or a recommendation. If you need a personalised recommendation based on your personal circumstances, you should seek financial advice.
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