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 (%)
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Bond I Acc11.1715.8216.97114.466.20Buy
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity I Acc13.9232.5732.791,633.281.00Buy
Aberdeen Eastern European Equity I Acc8.0234.5917.1719.661.60Buy
Aberdeen Ethical World Equity I Acc13.2830.7353.42151.610.90Buy
Aberdeen Euro Corporate Bond I Acc7.1218.1226.8027.530.80Buy
Aberdeen European Equity I Acc20.5340.7466.75197.401.00Buy
Aberdeen European High Yield Bond I Acc6.5518.6635.2592.485.60Buy
Aberdeen European Property Share I Acc21.3141.3885.3486.813.20Buy
Aberdeen European Smaller Companies Equity I Acc23.8949.7771.0168.090.60Buy
Aberdeen Global Asian Local Currency Short Duration Bond R2 GBP1.1620.7320.50148.653.31Buy
Aberdeen Global Asia Pacific Equity R2 GBP18.3333.4542.223,212.481.20Buy
Aberdeen Global Asian Smaller Companies R2 GBP12.3420.4134.602,006.411.50Buy
Aberdeen Global Chinese Equity R2 GBP17.7939.8142.36692.511.80Buy
Aberdeen Global Emerging Markets Equity R2 GBP14.1632.5231.885,442.161.00Buy
Aberdeen Global Emerging Markets Smaller Companies R2 GBP10.9420.2828.381,047.450.90Buy
Aberdeen Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure Equity R2 GBP12.0622.1621.47199.58-Buy
Aberdeen Global European Equity Ex UK R2 GBP20.3937.0965.3793.591.50Buy
Aberdeen Global High Yield Bond I Acc7.7410.4521.85640.965.50Buy
Aberdeen Global Indian Equity R2 GBP20.4440.82101.102,715.64-Buy
Aberdeen Global Islamic Global Equity D GBP12.2631.8264.15144.70-Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
7IM AAP Adventurous C Inc11.0426.0363.73258.531.40Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Inc6.0615.7138.411,593.641.50Buy
7IM AAP Income C Inc4.6614.0327.5592.243.30Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Inc8.8921.8653.35658.551.50Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Inc3.219.6924.14791.601.40Buy
7IM Adventurous C Inc11.0125.8169.57135.490.70Buy
7IM Balanced C Inc5.9814.8938.98788.861.20Buy
7IM Cautious C Inc2.46--43.301.50Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Inc8.7121.6455.81445.760.90Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Inc3.509.2624.61312.021.60Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Inc2.909.7122.28281.481.70Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Inc2.909.7222.00281.481.70Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Inc6.7019.7642.8081.232.10Buy
ACUMEN Income Portfolio X Inc6.34--161.722.40Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Inc4.4815.7330.16309.861.31Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Inc4.5114.8427.88309.861.17Buy
AXA Distribution Z Inc6.6217.0236.32840.202.51Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Inc7.9923.5546.85228.032.01Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Inc19.1850.06124.10485.86-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Inc8.1311.58156.46468.55-Buy