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Fidelity FundsNetwork top selling ISA funds in 2011 and predictions for ISA destinations in 2012

Tom Stevenson, Investment Director comments: "ISA investments in 2011 were very focused on income, reflecting the continued poor returns available on cash deposits in a low interest rate environment. I am pleased to see that equity income is one of the top choices, as the high-quality dividend income available on blue-chip shares today represents one of the best market opportunities in my opinion. Dividends have long provided the lion's share of total returns from equities and I expect this trend to continue into 2012, especially if markets remain volatile.

"The cautious managed sector was the most popular sector, highlighting investors' continuing risk averse sentiment. I hope that during 2012 investors will not let that nervousness prevent them from making the most of their ISA allowance, which is a use-it-or-lose-it perk. If they are unsure of where to invest, a multi asset fund will provide exposure to the markets but put the asset allocation in the hands of an expert. Also, if they are unsure if the time is right to invest, investors should consider using a cash park until they are more certain where they want to use their ISA allowance."

Top selling sectors*

  1. Cautious Managed

  2. UK Equity Income

  3. UK All Companies

  4. Global

  5. UK Money Market

  6. Strategic Bond

  7. UK Corporate Bond

  8. Specialist

  9. Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

  10. Global Emerging Markets

Top selling funds

  1. Invesco Perpetual High Income Fund

  2. Jupiter Merlin Income Portfolio

  3. Invesco Perpetual Monthly Income Plus Fund

  4. M&G Recovery Fund

  5. Invesco Perpetual Distribution Fund

  6. Aberdeen Emerging Markets Fund

  7. Fidelity MoneyBuilder Income Fund

  8. M&G Optimal Income Fund

  9. M&G Global Basics Fund

  10. M&G Strategic Corporate Bond Fund

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Notes to Editors

* Excluding Fidelity FundsNetwork ISA cash park

Any opinions expressed are made at the time of writing and can be subject to change without notification.

For further information, please contact:
Laura Brownsell
Fidelity Worldwide Investment

Press Office Address: Fidelity Worldwide Investment, 25 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 5TA

Fidelity Worldwide Investment is a global leader in asset management, providing investment products and services to individuals and institutions in the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Established in 1969, the company has over 5,000 staff in 24 countries and manages or administers client assets of £165.5bn. It has over 7 million customer holdings and manages more than 740 equity, fixed income, property and asset allocation funds.

FIL Limited and its subsidiary companies serve the major markets of the world by providing investment products and services to individuals and institutional investors outside the US. Issued by Financial Administration Services Limited, authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority. Fidelity, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, FundsNetwork™, the Fidelity Worldwide Investment and FundsNetwork® logo and the F symbol are trademarks of FIL Limited.

With an award-winning range of investment funds and segregated mandates, Fidelity Worldwide Investment (FIL) is the investment company of choice for an ever-expanding array of financial professionals and corporate clients.

Fidelity Worldwide (FIL) also provides a wide variety of investment products and services for private clients. These investments include ISAs, Junior ISAs, Workplace ISA, Share Dealing, Investment Trusts and a range of pensions, such as a Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPS). The company also offers a Multi-Asset Portfolio as part of their Wealth Management Service.