Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B (UD44)

UK Smaller Companies

Introduction to UK Smaller Companies

Investing in smaller companies focuses on those with relatively low market capitalisations, typically those companies contained within the FTSE Small Cap, FTSE Fledgling, FTSE Aim or Numis Smaller Companies indices. Generally, smaller companies can be heading in two directions - they may be newer, fast growing companies, or they may be yesterday's fallen angels. In both cases, the risks are likely to be greater than with a larger and more established company. Find out more about UK Smaller Companies

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Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B

The Unicorn UK Smaller Companies Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing predominantly in shares in smaller UK companies where a smaller company is defined as a constituent of the Numis Smaller Companies Index. In addition, the fund may invest up to 20% of the portfolio value in companies not included in the above, including those listed on the Alternative Investment Market.

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Fund Size (£M)56.57
Fund ManagerSimon Moon
Fund Yield1.80%
Fund SectorUK Smaller Companies
 
The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change.

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B19.1148.46113.7156.571.80Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Acc22.1259.98132.24302.260.88Buy
Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity I Acc17.8642.4175.51105.981.40Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies8.0727.7377.34240.72-Buy
Artemis UK Smaller Companies I Acc19.5465.4996.25476.481.92Buy
Aviva Inv UK Smaller Companies 216.2233.5875.7841.430.91Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc9.1728.2370.33189.920.83Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Acc22.4361.46102.12494.760.89Buy
F&C UK Smaller Companies 2 Acc20.3852.35106.3736.301.20Buy
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth P Acc23.9155.7785.9730.85-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc21.2148.87114.03302.001.05Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Acc17.7357.62112.10682.300.89Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Acc GBP19.7141.1091.81306.901.49Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Acc17.8640.9272.30158.481.28Buy
Janus Henderson UK & Irish Smaller Companies I Acc15.3332.9361.18181.001.10Buy
Janus Henderson UK Smaller Companies I Acc17.3347.1499.23154.981.40Buy
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies I Acc36.9097.64143.18271.230.80Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies D Acc18.0343.7484.97312.001.25Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies B Acc18.3244.7187.17312.001.45Buy
L&G UK Smaller Companies Trust I Acc11.4328.5172.10349.161.30Buy
LF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Acc20.9557.98149.27109.310.37Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B19.1148.46113.7156.571.80Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Inc22.0059.67131.93302.260.89Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies Inc8.1227.9077.68240.722.78Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc9.1728.2270.29189.920.83Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Inc22.4161.46102.13494.760.89Buy
Castlefield B.E.S.T Sustainable UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc19.3759.3883.336.82-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Inc21.2049.04111.25302.001.06Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Inc17.5657.39111.80682.300.90Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Inc GBP19.7041.0991.80306.901.52Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Inc18.2141.3372.72158.481.30Buy
L&G UK Smaller Companies Trust I Inc11.5028.5272.08349.161.30Buy
LF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Inc20.5857.44148.42109.310.41Buy
LF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Inc15.1246.00119.95186.040.63Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies A Inc10.8433.5070.2151.641.60Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies C Inc11.0934.4572.2251.64-Buy
Liontrust UK Smaller Companies I Inc21.4375.44131.04820.060.09Buy
M&G Smaller Companies I Inc GBP18.0945.4575.77455.822.17Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies P Inc GBP24.2773.96126.211,393.470.29Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies R Inc GBP24.7575.94130.671,393.470.59Buy
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies B Inc16.2054.03135.97800.020.98Buy
Schroder Institutional UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc20.0164.71114.06458.961.25Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord10.8829.1382.11-11.331,441.23Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC Ord 1P----3.2797.90Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC ZDP 1P---6.27101.63Buy
Athelney Trust PLC Ord 25p9.6847.86135.19-6.94279.40Buy
BlackRock Smaller Companies IT29.7474.48135.49-9.241,481.93Buy
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC26.3577.08132.35-11.67546.80Buy
Chelverton Growth Trust plc-23.0353.0185.40-22.1881.60Buy
Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust Plc Red Ord GBP0.001----0.7693.71Buy
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p18.1949.1660.80-13.68304.67Buy
Gresham House Strategic Plc 50P1.65-1.64-8.77-28.351,148.00Buy
Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust Ord20.7660.77126.10-9.56950.90Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies plc13.7868.47130.77-5.23522.33Buy
JP Morgan Smaller Cos IT plc32.2254.2191.93-13.611,287.80Buy
Miton UK MicroCap Trust PLC Ord7.39---2.5267.50Buy
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies IT PLC11.2933.0348.38-17.12687.74Buy
Rights & Issues Investment Trust Inc12.08118.03210.48-14.642,372.35Buy
River And Mercantile UK Micro Cap20.6970.23--6.31195.32Buy
SVM UK Emerging39.8480.81120.99-23.12116.41Buy
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC29.0284.83111.04-0.86506.36Buy
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC 3.5% Cnv Unsec Loan Stock 201834.8576.0789.20--Buy

VCTs

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)NAVDiscountNDYSector
Albion Development VCT PLC12.1119.8041.9472.10-4.995.84VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Enterprise VCT PLC5.8225.9356.46101.62-6.025.24VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion VCT PLC10.4730.1743.1274.10-6.887.25VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Technology & General VCT11.504.4438.5973.70-8.755.95VCT GeneralistBuy
Amati VCT 2 PLC Ord 5P34.9675.2087.51162.69-7.494.98VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Amati VCT Plc36.4064.1368.6397.38-7.845.01VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Artemis VCT PLC O Inc43.58160.82277.6473.41-2.605.59VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Baronsmead Second Venture Trust Plc Ord 10P6.7026.8449.4591.87-4.768.57VCT GeneralistBuy
Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC9.1329.8956.4093.76-8.287.56VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT 2 PLC Ord 10P-2.6919.9634.5257.90-5.875.50VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT-0.5528.4961.7577.00-4.557.82VCT GeneralistBuy
Chrysalis VCT PLC7.9936.8687.2280.00-27.508.62VCT GeneralistBuy
Crown Place VCT PLC Ord 1P7.4720.2941.6331.71-9.816.99VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing One VCT PLC Ord1P3.7014.4949.1289.30-8.459.17VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc D1,105.451,357.431,441.4423.88-78.85-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc E2.001.595,005.000.104,905.00-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc F-11.20-16.02-18.8270.00-28.5710.00VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc G4.03-2.30-82.50-12.736.94VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing Three VCT plc D504.32612.93646.0223.69-89.24-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing Three VCT plc E-48.985,005.005,005.000.104,905.00-VCT GeneralistBuy

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