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)55.91
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 B30.9055.62149.7855.911.80Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Acc33.8173.62168.76319.970.90Buy
Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity I Acc27.8752.1495.35124.331.40Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies27.1340.92113.15249.36-Buy
Artemis UK Smaller Companies I Acc34.3669.71115.14463.381.46Buy
Aviva Inv UK Smaller Companies 225.3340.9199.7641.420.92Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc17.5440.8190.52195.820.83Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Acc35.3071.32130.14486.060.89Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Acc28.8359.16167.3044.110.44Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Acc21.6044.31-179.570.64Buy
F&C UK Smaller Companies 2 Acc32.5262.60134.5536.521.20Buy
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth P Acc35.8850.5599.4028.78-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc29.7559.59141.27287.081.08Buy
Henderson UK & Irish Smaller Companies I Acc22.9532.4379.60179.940.60Buy
Henderson UK Smaller Companies I Acc32.9562.58134.07152.031.40Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Acc31.9273.14139.89682.710.89Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Acc GBP28.7942.22108.39320.651.59Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Acc26.2447.28104.76136.361.22Buy
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies I Acc39.5692.83152.38182.110.40Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies D Acc32.7058.48114.40307.001.26Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies B Acc33.0359.56116.94307.001.46Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B30.9055.62149.7855.911.80Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Inc33.8373.66168.82319.970.90Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies Inc27.1841.10113.55249.362.44Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc17.5340.7790.44195.820.83Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Inc35.3571.42130.22486.060.89Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Inc28.8459.12167.2244.110.47Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Inc21.6144.32-179.570.64Buy
Castlefield UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc36.2871.55115.096.27-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Inc29.7459.45137.74287.081.10Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Inc31.9273.14139.90682.710.90Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Inc GBP28.7742.21108.38320.651.61Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Inc26.2647.27104.64136.361.24Buy
L&G UK Smaller Companies Trust I Inc19.6939.2696.69351.101.30Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies A Inc22.1144.2096.2868.981.60Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies C Inc22.3845.1598.6868.98-Buy
Liontrust UK Smaller Companies I Inc29.9976.11139.06778.880.09Buy
M&G Smaller Companies I Inc GBP27.4152.88105.17465.862.22Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies P Inc GBP39.0284.92-1,323.610.29Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies R Inc GBP39.5687.03160.191,323.610.59Buy
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies B Inc30.3765.63182.05880.700.97Buy
Schroder Institutional UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc34.7374.15140.60462.061.24Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord34.1632.94126.40-13.361,507.32Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC Ord 1P----4.46102.71Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC ZDP 1P---7.94100.75Buy
Athelney Trust PLC Ord 25p16.9926.67132.47-9.44283.80Buy
BlackRock Smaller Companies IT51.4075.26164.12-11.551,467.42Buy
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC46.6985.05159.05-15.54545.98Buy
Chelverton Growth Trust plc6.4049.44139.64-17.2480.35Buy
Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust Plc Red Ord GBP0.001---3.5793.90Buy
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p35.0951.1474.41-17.57309.50Buy
Gresham House Strategic Plc 50P13.13-7.96-2.79-21.411,065.70Buy
Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust Ord38.1869.50170.52-13.11964.20Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies plc30.1779.40163.19-5.84528.78Buy
JP Morgan Smaller Cos IT plc34.1345.94121.74-19.061,256.50Buy
Miton UK MicroCap Trust PLC Ord15.28---6.3765.95Buy
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies IT PLC33.8539.9668.86-19.78715.53Buy
Rights & Issues Investment Trust Inc34.93133.90229.39-12.512,391.76Buy
River And Mercantile UK Micro Cap54.62---0.32193.12Buy
SVM UK Emerging39.6777.89116.67-25.69113.72Buy
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC40.4888.71123.86-1.97497.95Buy
Strategic Equity Capital plc20.5125.38154.10-13.01260.95Buy

VCTs

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)NAVDiscountNDYSector
Albion Development VCT PLC9.9819.8041.9471.30-3.935.84VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Enterprise VCT PLC14.6525.8372.07100.78-5.495.25VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion VCT PLC14.1230.3752.1575.70-8.857.25VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Technology & General VCT6.983.8633.6371.10-4.715.90VCT GeneralistBuy
Amati VCT 2 PLC Ord 5P48.9273.9598.66158.74-4.724.96VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Amati VCT Plc51.9263.2177.2595.13-5.134.99VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Artemis VCT PLC O Inc42.60138.87265.5370.08-6.549.16VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Baronsmead Second Venture Trust Plc Ord 10P7.6226.1459.0394.16-4.688.36VCT GeneralistBuy
Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC9.8729.6866.7391.58-4.467.43VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT 2 PLC Ord 10P-0.9522.1543.7860.40-8.945.45VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT1.8633.5265.9176.55-4.6430.48VCT GeneralistBuy
Calculus VCT PLC ORD 1P-34.46--20.55204.146.80VCT Generalist Pre QualifyingBuy
Chrysalis VCT PLC1.7830.02122.3084.30-31.798.70VCT GeneralistBuy
Crown Place VCT12.4521.4547.9230.98-6.796.93VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing One VCT PLC Ord1P4.2318.9557.1288.80-6.259.01VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc D303.03337.79384.8336.60-52.19-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc E--0.404,905.000.104,905.00-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc F-16.79-21.30-28.7269.70-32.5710.64VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc G1.16-2.43-83.50-13.776.94VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc K 0.1P-4.76--98.401.63-VCT Generalist Pre QualifyingBuy

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