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 (%)
ACUMEN Progressive Portfolio X Acc11.0528.27-72.880.60Buy
AHFM Defined Returns B11.5631.45-387.87-Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Acc5.5217.9931.20312.000.88Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Acc5.5417.1229.01312.000.88Buy
AXA Distribution Z Acc7.6421.0437.60849.462.29Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Acc8.7926.8447.61229.361.53Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Acc19.8355.88127.44492.64-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Acc10.0214.83166.51483.62-Buy
AXA Framlington Blue Chip Equity Income Z Acc8.6226.6355.8691.953.94Buy
AXA Framlington Emerging Markets Z Acc25.7550.1345.92157.490.67Buy
AXA Framlington European Z Acc17.6444.5376.1568.901.77Buy
AXA Framlington Financial Z Acc17.6250.55106.7457.661.65Buy
AXA Framlington Global Opportunities Z Acc18.2847.57106.7872.390.78Buy
AXA Framlington Global Technology Z Acc33.1195.24180.96434.97-Buy
AXA Framlington Health Z Acc9.1927.86119.78503.860.38Buy
AXA Framlington Japan Z Acc26.8796.52185.62242.900.11Buy
AXA Framlington Managed Income Z Gross Acc8.6324.1751.72435.134.75Buy
AXA Framlington Managed Income Z Acc8.5021.3244.74435.134.28Buy
AXA Framlington Monthly Income Z Acc18.1836.8090.15283.894.15Buy
AXA Framlington UK Growth Z Acc9.5026.4658.26173.992.15Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
7IM AAP Adventurous C Inc11.3730.9364.33260.981.40Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Inc6.2918.8338.851,601.841.50Buy
7IM AAP Income C Inc4.8416.3427.4892.433.30Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Inc9.2025.9554.05663.571.50Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Inc3.4611.7724.40793.501.40Buy
7IM Adventurous C Inc10.7029.9369.88136.200.70Buy
7IM Balanced C Inc5.8917.6439.20791.191.20Buy
7IM Cautious C Inc2.52--43.461.50Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Inc8.5125.2256.21447.690.90Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Inc3.5911.1424.87312.421.60Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Inc2.8911.2222.46281.681.70Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Inc2.8911.2322.18281.681.70Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Inc7.0522.2943.4181.692.10Buy
ACUMEN Income Portfolio X Inc6.65--137.012.40Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Inc5.4818.0231.15312.000.89Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Inc5.5017.1128.87312.000.89Buy
AXA Distribution Z Inc7.6621.1337.48849.462.31Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Inc8.8326.9147.63229.361.54Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Inc19.7955.95127.46492.64-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Inc10.0614.75161.54483.62-Buy