Use FT.com’s Fund & ETF data section to search for funds and access in-depth information including detailed performance data, risk versus return analysis and asset allocation graphics. Use the supporting screener and compare tools to further analyse the data available.
Below are videos and an FAQ answering some of the most common queries about Funds and ETFs.
Funds & ETFs video
- How do I use the fund screener tool?
Funds & ETFs FAQ
- I can’t find my fund searching by name, is there another way to see if you cover my fund?
- You can search for funds by name or symbol from the landing pages for funds and ETFs. For US funds you can search by ticker, for example “PTTRX” can be used to identify “PIMCO Total Return Fund Institutional Class”. This symbol is included next to the fund name on each fund page.
- For non-US funds, you can search for a fund by ISIN, for example, GB0009069716 can be used to identify Lloyds TSB Offshore Gilt Fund Quarterly A Inc share class. The ISIN is displayed within the fund page as part of the “Profile” data.
- We also support searching by Morningstar Performance ID across all funds. You can search by performance ID from any of the landing pages or from the companies research page.
- I can’t find my fund searching by name or symbol. Is there anything else I can use to see if the fund I’m looking for is available on ft.com?
- You can search by various additional criteria using our screener tool. For example, if you know the fund company but have been unable to find the fund by name or symbol search, you can use the “add criteria” function and include a filter by “Fund company or issuer”, allowing you to narrow down the results to only those provided by the specified criteria.
- What type of funds do you cover?
- The universe of funds shown on FT.com is composed of UCITS compliant funds, funds which are available for sale in the UK and all other funds that subscribe to the FT Managed Funds Service. Within funds, we cover a range of investment types including OEIC’s and select hedge funds.
- For US users, looking at US funds, the universe is all funds available for sale in the US, including those that subscribe to the FT Managed Funds Service.
- What if I don’t know whether the fund I’m looking for is a Fund, ETF, Investment Trust or Closed end fund?
- There are two landing pages for Funds and ETFs, accessible from the tabs at the top of the page. If you are not sure what type of fund you are looking for, you can search across all fund types from the companies research page.
- What does the heat map on the landing pages represent?
- The category performance heat map displays the per cent changes in various fund groups over the selected time period (indicated by the drop downs). Each box in the heat map represents the performance of a specific category, where the box size is based on the value of the total assets in the category and the colour is based on the average performance of the funds in that category. Those categories with the deepest shade of green are up the most, while those with the deepest shade of red are down the most.
- How can I see a list of funds belonging to a different sector or category?
- To see a list of funds belonging to a specific Morningstar category, use the second step in the screener tool (Investment focus) to select specific categories. The total number of funds in the categories selected will be displayed, allowing you to click through and view the list of funds. Alternatively, select a box from the heat map on the landing pages which will take you through to a list of funds belonging to that category.
- What is a Morningstar category?
- This is a proprietary Morningstar data point. While the investment objective stated in a fund’s prospectus may or may not reflect how the fund actually invests, the Morningstar category is assigned based on the underlying securities in each portfolio.
- Morningstar categories help investors and investment professionals make meaningful comparisons between funds. The categories make it easier to build well-diversified portfolios, assess potential risk, and identify top-performing funds. Morningstar place funds in to a category based on the portfolio statistics and compositions over the past three years.
- If the fund is new and therefore has no portfolio history; Morningstar estimate where it will fall before giving it a more permanent category assignment. When necessary, they may change a category assignment based on recent changes to the portfolio.
- What currency is your performance data show in?
- For European funds, performance data is shown in GBP, for US funds, in USD.
- Who supplies you with the fund data on ft.com?
- Fund data is sourced from Morningstar. Intra-day pricing is provided by Thomson Reuters for ETFs and closed end funds, and Lipper also provides us with fund ratings.
- Where can I find definitions for specific fund terms that you include?
- Throughout www.ft.com/funds we included appropriate definitions to assist you in your analysis. For further definitions, please visit FT Lexicon.
- Why do some funds show additional content, such as contact details, whereas others show only data?
- Funds displaying additional content on ft.com, for example logos, contact details and addresses have subscribed to the FT Managed Funds Service. If you wish to enquire about this service, please contact DATA@ft.com
- The content about my fund is out of date, what do I need to do to update it?
- If you subscribe to the FT Managed Funds Service, please contact your account manager. If you are unsure who this is, please email DATA@ft.com. If you do not subscribe to this service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.