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 Distribution Z Acc1.0212.1726.50808.802.27Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Acc3.1117.4635.80225.381.53Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Acc11.1345.81113.65487.51-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Acc5.748.81157.33480.41-Buy
AXA Framlington Blue Chip Equity Income Z Acc0.3111.8340.9587.543.87Buy
AXA Framlington Emerging Markets Z Acc14.9442.3337.84153.350.62Buy
AXA Framlington European Z Acc7.5231.9154.1666.331.76Buy
AXA Framlington Financial Z Acc11.0743.6680.7658.421.59Buy
AXA Framlington Global Opportunities Z Acc10.8440.6388.8072.310.77Buy
AXA Framlington Global Technology Z Acc22.3287.86166.67456.38-Buy
AXA Framlington Health Z Acc-3.9116.2292.26473.050.37Buy
AXA Framlington Japan Z Acc17.6981.05155.32260.670.11Buy
AXA Framlington Managed Income Z Gross Acc5.5019.7142.98448.284.90Buy
AXA Framlington Managed Income Z Acc5.4817.2436.74448.284.90Buy
AXA Framlington Monthly Income Z Acc10.0127.9173.34292.404.11Buy
AXA Framlington UK Growth Z Acc-0.3610.8239.37159.092.13Buy
AXA Framlington UK Mid Cap Z Acc7.9831.7584.79193.661.17Buy
AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities ZI Acc4.9714.9844.883,075.571.82Buy
AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities Z Acc4.8714.6244.203,075.571.76Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Acc21.0459.53132.54301.530.88Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
7IM AAP Adventurous C Inc6.8521.1151.72264.001.20Buy
7IM AAP Balanced C Inc2.7411.9931.531,585.291.40Buy
7IM AAP Income C Inc0.8011.2722.1991.643.30Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Adventurous C Inc5.0817.8044.17659.811.40Buy
7IM AAP Moderately Cautious C Inc0.616.9419.71773.791.30Buy
7IM Adventurous C Inc6.7722.0357.04136.620.60Buy
7IM Balanced C Inc2.8611.9932.03780.881.30Buy
7IM Cautious C Inc0.12--41.381.30Buy
7IM Moderately Adventurous C Inc4.9218.2445.39445.420.70Buy
7IM Moderately Cautious C Inc0.786.8220.23308.471.80Buy
7IM Personal Injury C Inc0.347.1918.58273.001.50Buy
7IM Personal Injury B Inc0.347.2018.35273.001.50Buy
7IM Sustainable Balance C Inc2.6615.0635.0681.311.90Buy
ACUMEN Income Portfolio X Inc1.73--171.082.40Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Gr Inc1.1112.8323.34297.730.89Buy
AXA Defensive Distribution Z Inc1.1311.9721.28297.730.89Buy
AXA Distribution Z Inc1.0812.1326.43808.802.30Buy
AXA Ethical Distribution Z Inc3.1517.4835.88225.381.55Buy
AXA Framlington American Growth Z Inc11.1445.78113.84487.51-Buy
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Inc5.768.84152.97480.41-Buy