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 GBP7.63--0.00-Buy
5alpha Adventurous B Acc GBP7.62--0.00-Buy
5alpha Conservative A Acc GBP0.34--0.00-Buy
5alpha Conservative B Acc GBP0.34--0.00-Buy
7IM AAP Adventurous C Acc11.3630.9364.32260.981.40Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Acc6.3018.8438.871,601.841.50Buy
7IM AAP Income C Acc4.8416.3027.4692.433.20Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Acc9.2025.9854.08663.571.50Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Acc3.2911.7424.36793.501.40Buy
7IM Adventurous C Acc10.8029.9569.87136.200.70Buy
7IM Balanced C Acc5.9017.6739.20791.191.20Buy
7IM Cautious C Acc2.52--43.461.50Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Acc8.5525.2556.21447.690.90Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Acc3.5911.1624.89312.421.60Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Acc2.8911.2622.18281.681.70Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Acc2.9011.2622.51281.681.70Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Acc7.0422.1143.2481.692.00Buy
ACUMEN Adventurous Portfolio X Acc11.32--51.35-Buy
ACUMEN Conservative Portfolio X Acc5.5622.19-235.591.30Buy
ACUMEN Income Portfolio X Acc6.64--137.012.40Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
iShares Corporate Bond Index (UK) D Inc6.1014.8328.273,636.402.32Buy
iShares Global Property Securities Equity Index (UK) D Inc4.1534.5866.431,982.742.52Buy
iShares UK Gilts All Stocks Index (UK) D Inc4.0812.1320.764,420.531.51Buy