Unit Trusts & OEICs

Introduction to Unit Trusts & OEICs

Unit trusts and open-ended investment companies (OEICs) are types of collective investment, which allow investors to pool their money with other investors to invest more efficiently in stock and bond markets. As 'open-ended' funds, more shares are issued each time someone invests and sold when they exit. In practice, this means that the asset pool will expand and contract as people buy and sell out of the fund and that the price of the fund always reflects the value of the underlying stocks or bonds. These funds usually have income and accumulation units. The income units pay out any income generated by the fund (such as dividends from shares or coupons from bonds), while for accumulation units, this is simply added back into the units. Find out more about Unit Trusts & OEICs.

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OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Carmignac Portfolio Capital Plus F GBP Acc Hdg-0.274.8313.522,090.54-Buy
Carmignac Portfolio Emerging Discovery F GBP Acc Hdg18.9532.2553.77370.65-Buy
7IM AAP Adventurous C Acc19.3825.6466.55249.001.20Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Acc14.4919.3645.411,846.451.20Buy
7IM AAP Income C Acc13.0116.0631.7392.282.80Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Acc17.1723.1257.31826.621.20Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Acc10.6015.1732.57824.381.30Buy
7IM Adventurous C Acc16.8326.3969.37131.270.40Buy
7IM Adventurous D Acc16.2524.5065.15131.270.10Buy
7IM Balanced C Acc12.4518.0544.29807.161.20Buy
7IM Cautious C Acc8.58--35.451.20Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Acc15.1221.8257.57430.940.70Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous S Acc15.4122.6058.59430.940.90Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Acc8.7014.3832.19341.331.80Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Acc9.1814.0527.62277.231.30Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Acc9.1714.1728.28277.231.30Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Acc15.1324.0251.6168.761.50Buy
AHFM Defined Returns B13.58--150.46-Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Acc14.8421.0138.57334.201.71Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Acc14.2419.5435.21334.201.61Buy
AXA Distribution Z Acc15.6420.0247.08939.672.49Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Acc10.2520.3658.46203.722.40Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Carmignac Portfolio Capital Plus F GBP Acc Hdg-0.274.8313.522,090.54-Buy
Carmignac Portfolio Emerging Discovery F GBP Acc Hdg18.9532.2553.77370.65-Buy
7IM AAP Adventurous C Inc19.3725.6366.55249.001.20Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Inc14.5019.3845.441,846.451.30Buy
7IM AAP Income C Inc13.0116.1231.7592.282.80Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Inc17.1623.1157.30826.621.20Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Inc10.6215.2132.61824.381.30Buy
7IM Adventurous C Inc16.8426.3869.38131.270.40Buy
7IM Balanced C Inc12.4418.0444.28807.161.20Buy
7IM Cautious C Inc8.59--35.451.20Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Inc15.1021.8257.58430.940.70Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Inc8.6914.3732.19341.331.90Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Inc9.1414.1228.21277.231.30Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Inc9.1414.0327.60277.231.30Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Inc15.1324.0251.6468.761.50Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Inc14.8421.0538.64334.201.72Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Inc14.2319.4735.06334.201.63Buy
AXA Distribution Z Inc15.6119.9246.76939.672.51Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Inc10.2720.3758.54203.722.45Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Inc24.2655.80112.54591.11-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Inc13.4970.52268.85583.48-Buy
AXA Framlington Blue Chip Equity Income Z Inc13.6724.8768.9086.594.13Buy