Global equity funds continue to make hay


Global equity funds continued to produce solid gains in September, with several funds posting very strong gains on the month and many players now sitting on significant year-to-date returns.

Energy-related strategies were to the fore. Guinness Energy added 10.67% in September and is up a hefty 72.34% on the year, making it one of the highest-performing funds in the peer group. RAB Energy gained 6.30% in for a YTD showing of nearly 78%, while the firm's Global Mining and Resources Fund added 8.77% for a YTD return of 72.39%.

Sloane Robinson's SR Phoenicia (Class A) fund gained 10% and