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 (%)
5alpha Adventurous A Acc GBP8.59--0.00-Buy
5alpha Adventurous B Acc GBP8.58--0.00-Buy
5alpha Conservative A Acc GBP0.35--0.00-Buy
5alpha Conservative B Acc GBP0.35--0.00-Buy
7IM AAP Adventurous C Acc11.3930.8164.10260.361.40Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Acc6.3418.8438.861,601.631.50Buy
7IM AAP Income C Acc5.0416.5327.7692.473.30Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Acc9.2825.9053.94663.151.40Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Acc3.3711.8024.43793.121.40Buy
7IM Adventurous C Acc11.2330.0769.78136.190.70Buy
7IM Balanced C Acc6.2217.8339.17791.191.20Buy
7IM Cautious C Acc2.67--43.511.50Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Acc9.0225.3956.09448.050.90Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Acc3.7511.2824.90312.661.60Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Acc3.1311.4222.37283.161.70Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Acc3.1411.4222.70283.161.70Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Acc6.7322.0543.3081.762.00Buy
ACUMEN Adventurous Portfolio X Acc11.46--51.35-Buy
ACUMEN Conservative Portfolio X Acc5.3622.18-235.591.30Buy
ACUMEN Income Portfolio X Acc6.35--137.012.40Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP12.3025.2550.81220.93-Buy
Allianz Gilt Yield I Inc4.9213.2219.501,507.91-Buy
Allianz Strategic Bond C2.797.2419.7363.62-Buy
Allianz Structured Return P (H2-GBP) GBP3.20--171.89-Buy
Allianz Total Return Asian Equity C28.6448.5579.6149.320.93Buy
Allianz UK Equity Income C Inc14.6230.0955.3968.804.02Buy
Aptus Global Financials B Inc GBP29.3950.03109.78297.034.90Buy
Architas Diversified Real Assets D Inc1.8512.96-241.833.01Buy
Architas MA Active Reserve A Inc2.2611.4423.35107.422.71Buy
Architas MA Active Growth A Inc14.3940.9075.71114.230.88Buy
Architas MA Active Intermediate Income A Inc6.7223.6647.62331.003.15Buy
Architas MA Active Progressive A Inc11.3433.3159.01207.942.48Buy
Architas MA Active Moderate Income A Inc5.1115.8030.09111.433.03Buy
Architas MA Blended Reserve A Inc4.7216.0329.84228.352.29Buy
Architas MA Blended Intermediate A Inc7.8126.7349.98495.381.85Buy
Architas MA Blended Moderate A Inc6.3222.7542.16523.501.88Buy
Architas MM Monthly High Income A Inc7.4015.5326.62107.224.38Buy
Architas MM Strategic Bond A Inc6.3812.7619.4837.862.35Buy
Architas MM UK Equity A Inc13.6728.9060.84136.351.88Buy
Ardevora Global Long Only Equity D GBP19.1667.80-553.03-Buy