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 Responsible UK Equity I Acc12.4128.2750.7025.552.00Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Bond I Acc3.0511.06-155.111.50Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Government Bond I Acc1.9610.4114.85141.160.80Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Money Market I Acc0.250.901.29277.730.30Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Index-Linked Bond I Acc2.3024.6146.95119.08-Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Long Dated Corporate Bond K Acc6.3620.0636.1519.672.50Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Long Dated Government Bond I Acc4.4323.6240.2443.531.30Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Long Dated Government Bond K Acc4.5722.5836.6743.531.40Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Opportunistic Corporate Bond I Acc5.5611.6919.62272.362.40Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Opportunistic Corporate Bond I Gr Acc5.5312.8621.71272.362.40Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Short Term Government Bond I Acc-0.451.201.20100.850.20Buy
Aberdeen Strategic Bond I Acc7.1713.0325.57108.732.80Buy
Aberdeen Strategic Bond I Gr Acc7.1714.9128.17108.732.80Buy
Aberdeen Sterling Short Dated Corporate Bond I Acc GBP1.60--143.241.50Buy
Aberdeen Target Return Bond I Acc1.02-0.790.73246.021.20Buy
Aberdeen Target Return Bond I Gr Acc1.04-0.381.97246.021.20Buy
Aberdeen UK Equity Index Managed B Acc10.6724.0748.72898.683.40Buy
Aberdeen UK Equity I Acc11.1519.0241.61211.272.20Buy
Aberdeen UK Equity Income I Acc8.1914.0539.09165.583.90Buy
Aberdeen UK Mid Cap Equity I Acc15.7033.5875.1241.521.30Buy

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