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 (%)
7IM AAP Adventurous C Acc6.9221.0050.25263.201.20Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Acc3.1112.1331.161,588.561.40Buy
7IM AAP Income C Acc1.0611.4222.0991.803.20Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Acc5.2317.8243.13660.521.40Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Acc0.937.0619.74778.481.30Buy
7IM Adventurous C Acc6.9922.1056.21136.740.60Buy
7IM Balanced C Acc3.2712.2431.79782.411.30Buy
7IM Cautious C Acc0.47--41.501.30Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Acc5.2318.4144.84446.420.70Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Acc1.076.9820.20309.381.80Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Acc0.647.4418.51274.031.50Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Acc0.657.4518.79274.031.50Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Acc3.0814.9034.4181.251.90Buy
ACUMEN Adventurous Portfolio X Acc5.76--67.12-Buy
ACUMEN Conservative Portfolio X Acc1.6016.37-290.141.30Buy
ACUMEN Income Portfolio X Acc2.27--170.522.40Buy
ACUMEN Progressive Portfolio X Acc5.8019.86-94.910.60Buy
AHFM Defined Returns B6.3721.84-475.23-Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Acc1.2813.2423.61298.460.88Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Acc1.1112.1721.42298.460.88Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Aberdeen Sterling Short Term Government Bond I Inc-1.340.440.63101.130.20Buy
Aberdeen Strategic Bond I Inc4.8810.7224.01107.913.10Buy
Aberdeen Strategic Bond I Gr Inc4.8812.2226.58107.913.10Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Short Dated Corporate Bond I Inc GBP0.63--151.761.60Buy
Aberdeen Target Return Bond I Inc0.981.83-0.36235.461.30Buy
Aberdeen Target Return Bond I Gr Inc0.992.21-235.461.30Buy
Aberdeen UK Equity I Inc4.4612.7029.55206.912.20Buy
Aberdeen UK Equity Income I Inc0.819.0426.87159.333.90Buy
Aberdeen UK Mid Cap Equity I Inc8.7627.1658.7841.201.30Buy
Aberdeen UK Property I Inc6.778.4437.23548.052.60Buy
Aberdeen UK Property Feeder I Inc6.768.4137.191,882.752.60Buy
Aberdeen World Equity Income I Inc2.7820.6320.2888.053.60Buy
Aberdeen World Equity I Inc4.2725.5937.42369.200.70Buy
Aberdeen World Opportunistic Bond I Inc2.306.27-129.072.80Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies Inc8.1227.9077.68240.722.78Buy
Absolute Insight Credit B1p2 GBP6.264.3011.61225.74-Buy
Absolute Insight Credit B2p2 GBP6.194.5112.02225.74-Buy
Allianz China Equity P NAV GBP17.6451.5877.72524.60-Buy
Allianz Europe Equity Growth P NAV GBP9.6238.0360.567,428.14-Buy
Allianz European Equity Income C Inc10.5927.9858.1429.883.07Buy