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 Managed Balanced Z Acc1.0115.4838.421,014.191.39Buy
AXA Global Distribution Z Acc2.8023.1743.14182.110.92Buy
AXA Global High Income Z Gr Acc3.7914.1227.25116.965.10Buy
AXA Global High Income Z Acc3.7811.2120.65116.965.10Buy
AXA Pan European High Yield Bond Z Gross Acc4.2417.6735.7726.604.53Buy
AXA Pan European High Yield Bond Z Acc4.2315.1729.1226.604.45Buy
AXA Rosenberg American Z Acc4.1639.3499.52192.870.91Buy
AXA Rosenberg Asia Pacific Ex Japan Z Acc9.6235.2943.70210.841.58Buy
AXA Rosenberg European Z Acc2.9620.7752.7419.512.54Buy
AXA Rosenberg Global Z Acc5.2533.9372.61295.501.75Buy
AXA Rosenberg Japan Z Acc7.9543.3871.7670.321.21Buy
AXA Sterling Corporate Bond Z Gr Acc2.3812.9827.8461.762.90Buy
AXA Sterling Corporate Bond Z Acc2.4211.6424.3861.762.90Buy
AXA Sterling Index Linked Bond Z Acc0.7120.9745.23257.29-Buy
AXA Sterling Index Linked Bond Z Gr Acc0.7621.0445.53257.29-Buy
AXA Sterling Strategic Bond Z Acc1.029.0621.00189.891.70Buy
AXA Sterling Strategic Bond Z Gr Acc1.059.8923.13189.891.70Buy
AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond Z Gr Acc0.084.078.88652.361.40Buy
AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond Z Acc0.093.357.23652.361.40Buy
AXA Sterling Buy And Maintain Credit Z0.489.3024.10146.942.60Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Aberdeen Sterling Short Term Government Bond I Inc-1.49-0.30-0.0699.73-Buy
Aberdeen Strategic Bond I Inc3.869.1521.88105.743.30Buy
Aberdeen Strategic Bond I Gr Inc3.8610.5824.41105.743.30Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Short Dated Corporate Bond I Inc GBP0.30--154.571.60Buy
Aberdeen Target Return Bond I Inc0.652.43-0.42233.641.40Buy
Aberdeen Target Return Bond I Gr Inc0.682.80-233.641.40Buy
Aberdeen UK Equity I Inc0.498.6923.42201.122.30Buy
Aberdeen UK Equity Income I Inc-4.793.2318.94152.054.10Buy
Aberdeen UK Mid Cap Equity I Inc6.6623.4949.0740.551.40Buy
Aberdeen UK Property I Inc6.568.0437.88540.852.60Buy
Aberdeen UK Property Feeder I Inc6.518.0337.851,875.142.70Buy
Aberdeen World Equity Income I Inc-3.2815.6815.3784.843.70Buy
Aberdeen World Equity I Inc0.7620.6134.94358.140.70Buy
Aberdeen World Opportunistic Bond I Inc1.585.0112.63117.473.10Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies Inc9.4128.4478.17245.762.72Buy
Absolute Insight Credit B2p2 GBP5.282.5711.57225.97-Buy
Absolute Insight Credit B1p2 GBP5.362.3711.14225.97-Buy
Allianz China Equity P NAV GBP16.4443.9387.08484.25-Buy
Allianz Europe Equity Growth P NAV GBP5.5930.2960.987,172.83-Buy
Allianz European Equity Income C Inc2.4219.5949.1328.443.22Buy