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)54.19
Fund ManagerSimon Moon
Fund Yield1.56%
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 B25.9245.08146.7954.191.56Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Acc26.8767.01159.89314.540.63Buy
Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity I Acc22.1942.3093.16149.421.50Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies22.2231.81108.75270.95-Buy
Artemis UK Smaller Companies I Acc26.6156.40107.98431.331.53Buy
Aviva Inv UK Smaller Companies 217.1337.0295.3341.700.79Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc11.0936.0088.59194.640.82Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Acc27.6660.77126.74472.060.92Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Acc27.1451.38181.3991.780.70Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Acc14.3627.07-190.410.69Buy
F&C UK Smaller Companies 2 Acc25.8854.34129.1335.541.20Buy
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth P Acc28.4041.8796.7926.86-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc22.2544.95132.44270.171.12Buy
Henderson UK & Irish Smaller Companies I Acc17.8525.9380.63177.110.60Buy
Henderson UK Smaller Companies I Acc22.3251.68122.98147.421.50Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Acc27.1664.43132.44650.540.92Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Acc GBP19.9431.01101.68319.941.57Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Acc19.0635.5593.83131.541.27Buy
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies I Acc38.6975.10138.04146.210.40Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies D Acc21.5649.74109.31303.001.32Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies B Acc21.8650.74111.69303.001.53Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B25.9245.08146.7954.191.56Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Inc26.8366.97159.81314.540.64Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies Inc22.2831.99109.14270.952.49Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc11.0835.9888.51194.640.82Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Inc27.6160.75129.58472.060.93Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Inc27.1551.34181.3291.780.69Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Inc14.3727.08-190.410.69Buy
Castlefield UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc25.9550.24104.986.04-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Inc22.2344.65128.77270.171.13Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Inc27.1764.43132.44650.540.92Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Inc GBP19.9631.02101.68319.941.60Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Inc19.0735.5693.67131.541.29Buy
L&G UK Smaller Companies Trust I Inc10.7329.7590.20333.221.40Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies A Inc18.9036.0991.1164.441.60Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies C Inc19.2137.0593.1664.44-Buy
Liontrust UK Smaller Companies I Inc22.3167.71147.09746.320.10Buy
M&G Smaller Companies I Inc GBP26.1446.1899.91451.622.27Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies P Inc GBP34.0074.90152.581,262.170.35Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies R Inc GBP34.5376.89158.551,262.170.61Buy
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies B Inc23.6952.27175.91839.501.06Buy
Schroder Institutional UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc28.9961.30130.77440.181.30Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord21.9927.74119.69-13.441,473.00Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC Ord 1P----1.37100.88Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC ZDP 1P---5.12100.12Buy
Athelney Trust PLC Ord 25p41.078.53146.95-6.84270.50Buy
BlackRock Smaller Companies IT36.5667.84164.26-12.231,428.22Buy
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC35.1665.91152.80-15.31522.77Buy
Chelverton Growth Trust plc-30.1149.43136.36-23.0584.47Buy
Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust Plc Red Ord GBP0.001---3.6096.16Buy
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p20.0637.1279.32-18.54300.92Buy
Gresham House Strategic Plc 50P1.17-4.45-2.79-21.411,076.50Buy
Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust Ord24.5758.97159.32-14.61915.80Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies plc29.0570.95170.78-5.06519.79Buy
JP Morgan Smaller Cos IT plc22.9837.70110.68-20.321,217.40Buy
Miton UK MicroCap Trust PLC Ord11.06---3.4164.45Buy
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies IT PLC21.1228.9065.75-19.67690.58Buy
Rights & Issues Investment Trust Inc41.98122.01228.47--Buy
River And Mercantile UK Micro Cap67.84--5.64180.33Buy
SVM UK Emerging24.0356.8697.53-25.40107.24Buy
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC31.2476.95118.23-3.93483.00Buy
Strategic Equity Capital plc13.2541.88162.27-13.36256.81Buy

VCTs

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)NAVDiscountNDYSector
Albion Development VCT PLC9.5719.8049.0771.30-3.935.84VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Enterprise VCT PLC12.8826.7272.55100.78-3.755.15VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion VCT PLC14.7831.6653.0575.70-6.217.04VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Technology & General VCT8.615.5551.2071.10-4.715.90VCT GeneralistBuy
Amati VCT 2 PLC Ord 5P35.1452.6989.22159.36-8.544.80VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Amati VCT Plc35.8842.4771.4395.52-10.234.66VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Artemis VCT PLC O Inc43.25116.98229.9971.84-8.1318.18VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Baronsmead Second Venture Trust Plc Ord 10P4.1524.5367.4293.86-4.653.35VCT GeneralistBuy
Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC6.9727.2174.0691.49-4.913.45VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT 2 PLC Ord 10P-0.1019.9944.1960.40-8.945.45VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT1.8630.5463.6476.55-4.6430.48VCT GeneralistBuy
Calculus VCT PLC ORD 1P-7.99--20.55327.014.84VCT Generalist Pre QualifyingBuy
Chrysalis VCT PLC7.2340.20128.5384.30-26.458.06VCT GeneralistBuy
Crown Place VCT17.1222.2857.2730.99-6.826.93VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing One VCT PLC Ord1P9.8814.1641.8989.10-4.888.85VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc D164.85203.67216.3436.60-68.58-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc E--0.404,905.000.104,905.00-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc F-9.37-9.40-20.5669.70-21.099.09VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc G0.06-2.18-83.50-10.186.67VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc K 0.1P-4.76--99.001.01-VCT Generalist Pre QualifyingBuy

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