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)54.51
Fund ManagerSimon Moon
Fund Yield1.82%
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 B31.1157.70137.8154.511.82Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Acc32.0180.65166.38326.010.62Buy
Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity I Acc26.4257.3398.42155.491.50Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies27.7442.71111.57282.62-Buy
Artemis UK Smaller Companies I Acc34.5571.69116.22437.091.47Buy
Aviva Inv UK Smaller Companies 222.3845.6595.6141.240.90Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc13.8846.4089.77195.510.82Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Acc33.6777.11129.94472.430.89Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Acc29.5863.07167.8844.270.44Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Acc17.4540.14-110.770.67Buy
F&C UK Smaller Companies 2 Acc29.1966.81132.0136.531.20Buy
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth P Acc34.6350.68100.3627.80-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc30.3563.23137.55270.881.09Buy
Henderson UK & Irish Smaller Companies I Acc25.7538.1480.71184.480.60Buy
Henderson UK Smaller Companies I Acc29.5269.37135.10152.181.50Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Acc30.7178.64139.32660.780.88Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Acc GBP26.2143.40106.73326.021.63Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Acc24.0049.6698.92136.301.23Buy
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies I Acc44.5396.02148.39153.670.40Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies D Acc29.2864.35113.73307.001.30Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies B Acc29.6165.46116.22307.001.51Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B31.1157.70137.8154.511.82Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Inc32.0380.66166.40326.010.63Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies Inc27.7942.89111.97282.622.42Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc13.8746.3589.67195.510.82Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Inc33.7277.20130.09472.430.89Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Inc29.6063.02167.8144.270.47Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Inc17.4640.15-110.770.67Buy
Castlefield UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc30.0163.07106.735.94-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Inc30.3463.01133.95270.881.10Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Inc30.7178.65139.32660.780.89Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Inc GBP26.1943.40106.74326.021.63Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Inc23.9949.6598.78136.301.25Buy
L&G UK Smaller Companies Trust I Inc19.4441.5196.07339.591.30Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies A Inc23.8549.4196.6969.771.60Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies C Inc24.1450.4199.0069.77-Buy
Liontrust UK Smaller Companies I Inc27.7584.84147.61784.840.09Buy
M&G Smaller Companies I Inc GBP31.3462.15101.70451.752.19Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies P Inc GBP36.4088.16-1,309.340.35Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies R Inc GBP36.9390.31160.921,309.340.61Buy
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies B Inc29.5665.36179.75872.570.98Buy
Schroder Institutional UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc32.0073.36139.52454.031.26Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord32.1835.96121.35-13.971,520.37Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC ZDP 1P---7.29100.43Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC Ord 1P----3.35104.50Buy
Athelney Trust PLC Ord 25p26.0422.97125.69-9.96277.10Buy
BlackRock Smaller Companies IT46.0379.47166.45-13.651,483.53Buy
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC43.7485.70163.91-15.45545.22Buy
Chelverton Growth Trust plc-39.1360.92171.84-16.1183.44Buy
Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust Plc Red Ord GBP0.001---3.9194.79Buy
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p29.5653.6277.53-19.18313.65Buy
Gresham House Strategic Plc 50P3.53-1.343.13-25.141,102.10Buy
Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust Ord35.2672.66163.93-14.90970.60Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies plc31.8690.93173.21-6.11537.09Buy
JP Morgan Smaller Cos IT plc36.1762.03118.75-17.811,269.60Buy
Miton UK MicroCap Trust PLC Ord12.49---1.9565.02Buy
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies IT PLC29.3044.5266.75-19.53718.59Buy
Rights & Issues Investment Trust Inc33.83144.50230.73--Buy
River And Mercantile UK Micro Cap64.66--2.16186.97Buy
SVM UK Emerging29.3779.12103.75-24.26107.61Buy
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC36.6381.68114.07-6.00497.87Buy
Strategic Equity Capital plc22.2742.80158.43-13.69269.66Buy

VCTs

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)NAVDiscountNDYSector
Albion Development VCT PLC9.5719.8049.0771.30-3.935.84VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Enterprise VCT PLC13.0124.7670.16100.78-5.245.24VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion VCT PLC14.5330.3549.2875.70-8.527.22VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Technology & General VCT6.578.8132.6571.10-4.715.90VCT GeneralistBuy
Amati VCT 2 PLC Ord 5P41.5969.1590.36159.51-6.905.05VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Amati VCT Plc41.4358.9975.6496.84-7.845.04VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Artemis VCT PLC O Inc37.20119.96243.3176.25-10.1617.52VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Baronsmead Second Venture Trust Plc Ord 10P6.0727.1368.3594.61-4.873.33VCT GeneralistBuy
Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC5.0929.3375.0691.90-4.793.43VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT 2 PLC Ord 10P-0.1022.1538.7460.40-8.945.45VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT1.8632.0164.3976.55-4.6430.48VCT GeneralistBuy
Calculus VCT PLC ORD 1P-31.84--20.55216.306.54VCT Generalist Pre QualifyingBuy
Chrysalis VCT PLC3.6938.99120.9484.30-29.428.40VCT GeneralistBuy
Crown Place VCT19.3822.2854.4630.98-6.796.93VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing One VCT PLC Ord1P5.5021.1057.1089.10-4.888.85VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc E--0.404,905.000.104,905.00-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc D164.85185.54216.3436.60-68.58-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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