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 Framlington UK Mid Cap Z Acc17.8346.85113.84190.991.19Buy
AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities ZI Acc11.7925.9560.193,226.981.87Buy
AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities Z Acc11.6625.6159.493,226.981.81Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Acc34.2571.97165.65325.210.90Buy
AXA Framlington Managed Balanced Z Acc11.0828.8256.041,074.891.43Buy
AXA Global Distribution Z Acc9.6933.0359.48179.670.93Buy
AXA Global High Income Z Gr Acc7.4917.7232.5392.325.20Buy
AXA Global High Income Z Acc7.3814.2525.0892.325.20Buy
AXA Pan European High Yield Bond Z Gross Acc6.5321.5240.5525.905.83Buy
AXA Pan European High Yield Bond Z Acc6.2918.5333.4825.904.99Buy
AXA Rosenberg American Z Acc13.1257.28139.96206.140.99Buy
AXA Rosenberg Asia Pacific Ex Japan Z Acc22.0348.9958.17218.791.85Buy
AXA Rosenberg European Z Acc19.8242.2083.0020.952.44Buy
AXA Rosenberg Global Z Acc15.6150.85101.95310.661.61Buy
AXA Rosenberg Japan Z Acc18.0774.32118.9275.711.19Buy
AXA Sterling Corporate Bond Z Gr Acc7.9118.5432.5260.093.00Buy
AXA Sterling Corporate Bond Z Acc7.9516.9728.7160.093.00Buy
AXA Sterling Index Linked Bond Z Acc3.3625.7756.48283.16-Buy
AXA Sterling Index Linked Bond Z Gr Acc3.3325.8156.91283.16-Buy
AXA Sterling Strategic Bond Z Acc4.2212.8821.99203.931.60Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
7IM AAP Adventurous C Inc10.9829.5664.02260.191.40Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Inc6.0117.9638.721,598.981.50Buy
7IM AAP Income C Inc4.5215.2927.3092.253.30Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Inc8.8624.8253.81661.871.50Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Inc3.2111.1524.31792.671.40Buy
7IM Adventurous C Inc10.3728.3569.31135.810.70Buy
7IM Balanced C Inc5.6416.6638.94789.641.20Buy
7IM Cautious C Inc2.40--43.281.50Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Inc8.1923.9355.75445.960.90Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Inc3.3610.5424.75312.201.60Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Inc2.7710.7222.32281.581.70Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Inc2.7710.7322.04281.581.70Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Inc6.9021.8143.3881.512.10Buy
ACUMEN Income Portfolio X Inc6.36--137.012.40Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Inc5.3117.4631.24311.930.89Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Inc5.3316.5628.96311.930.89Buy
AXA Distribution Z Inc7.3419.8637.19847.512.31Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Inc8.4726.0047.73229.321.54Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Inc19.4655.60127.81491.94-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Inc9.5113.98162.52480.69-Buy