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 (%)
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Acc4.0217.1229.35311.880.87Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Acc4.0316.2927.28311.880.87Buy
AXA Distribution Z Acc5.8420.7536.30856.692.23Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Acc6.9225.5144.04232.351.51Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Acc15.3457.70124.26499.21-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Acc6.7416.39169.26503.72-Buy
AXA Framlington Blue Chip Equity Income Z Acc7.8927.7458.2394.503.83Buy
AXA Framlington Emerging Markets Z Acc23.4650.7745.92158.750.65Buy
AXA Framlington European Z Acc11.4646.4170.8169.981.78Buy
AXA Framlington Financial Z Acc17.3457.4298.5260.881.62Buy
AXA Framlington Global Opportunities Z Acc15.8951.26105.7874.330.78Buy
AXA Framlington Global Technology Z Acc27.0899.28174.71448.90-Buy
AXA Framlington Health Z Acc2.1825.94113.65506.480.37Buy
AXA Framlington Japan Z Acc24.81101.06189.95260.330.11Buy
AXA Framlington Managed Income Z Gross Acc7.5123.1847.21448.474.93Buy
AXA Framlington Managed Income Z Acc7.4720.4440.58448.474.93Buy
AXA Framlington Monthly Income Z Acc15.5638.6286.53297.314.09Buy
AXA Framlington UK Growth Z Acc7.1426.6258.54177.582.09Buy
AXA Framlington UK Mid Cap Z Acc17.9050.06111.45199.091.15Buy
AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities ZI Acc10.3929.3561.173,292.021.83Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Aberdeen Financial Equity I Inc17.0555.72-52.471.20Buy
Aberdeen Global Asian Local Currency Short Duration Bond I Hedged QInc GBP8.503.48-0.5389.513.21Buy
Aberdeen Global Asian Local Currency Short Duration Bond X QInc GBP-2.5816.3018.7489.513.31Buy
Aberdeen Global High Yield Bond I Inc6.6012.7920.40642.435.40Buy
Aberdeen Global Select Euro High Yield Bond X MInc GBP6.6139.7041.791,059.634.65Buy
Aberdeen Global UK Equity X SInc GBP10.1926.9043.8938.642.30Buy
Aberdeen Global World Equity X AInc GBP10.9635.3453.89674.510.90Buy
Aberdeen Multi Manager Multi Asset Distribution Portfolio I Inc6.2724.2541.7943.693.50Buy
Aberdeen Multi Manager Balanced Managed Portfolio I Inc8.8931.7454.1734.931.00Buy
Aberdeen Multi Manager Cautious Managed Portfolio I Inc5.9124.0940.36185.031.70Buy
Aberdeen Multi Manager Equity Managed Portfolio I Inc10.8338.9366.53140.140.60Buy
Aberdeen Multi Manager Ethical Portfolio I Inc11.1449.1187.6867.920.20Buy
Aberdeen Multi Asset I Inc8.5326.1343.00145.382.00Buy
Aberdeen Responsible UK Equity I Inc11.6838.3153.4026.952.10Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Bond I Inc2.127.14-155.741.20Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Government Bond I Inc1.195.9917.23124.960.40Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Money Market I Inc0.250.911.29276.240.30Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Index-Linked Bond I Inc1.2420.5243.01119.95-Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Opportunistic Corporate Bond I Inc4.8512.8518.58262.892.20Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Opportunistic Corporate Bond I Gr Inc4.8114.0520.71262.892.20Buy