​The 20 best performing funds of 2013’s opening half

Rank Fund Six-month return (%)
1 Legg Mason Japan Equity 53.75
2 Invesco Perp Japanese Smaller Companies 43.06
3 Guinness Alternative Energy 42.09
4 FF&P US Small Cap Equity 36.67
5 AXA Framlington Biotech 35.8
6 Melchior Japan Advantage 34.74
7 JPM Inv Japan Select Equity 34.23
8 Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies 33.65
9 Baillie Gifford Japanese 33.5
10 JPM Inv Japan Focus 32.52
11 Old Mutual Japanese Equity 31.97
12 CF Ruffer Japanese 31.76
13 BlackRock Global Funds Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities 31.12
14 Baillie Gifford Global Discovery 31.01
15 Polar Capital Healthcare Opportunities 31.01
16 Pictet Biotech 30.5
17 Legg Mason Capital Management Opportunity 30.45
18 JPM Japan 30.01
19 GLG Japan Core Alpha 29.8
20 JPM US Smaller Companies 29.19

Source: FE Analytics