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)58.17
Fund ManagerSimon Moon
Fund Yield1.78%
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 B26.5656.64141.6858.171.78Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Acc33.9874.07166.98321.360.90Buy
Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity I Acc26.1354.0091.92125.171.40Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies21.9543.04109.10249.51-Buy
Artemis UK Smaller Companies I Acc29.5371.03113.74454.761.45Buy
Aviva Inv UK Smaller Companies 221.3441.2792.9641.160.93Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc12.8436.5686.69193.290.83Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Acc31.6972.45123.45479.920.89Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Acc26.9659.53167.24102.790.44Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Acc23.9445.22141.13182.160.64Buy
F&C UK Smaller Companies 2 Acc28.3664.43130.1136.561.10Buy
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth P Acc32.6754.3296.1229.06-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc28.4661.81137.70288.941.07Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Acc28.2072.58134.91667.710.89Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Acc GBP31.2545.13108.53317.571.58Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Acc24.2848.8498.80145.711.30Buy
Janus Henderson UK & Irish Smaller Companies I Acc18.7231.9374.91177.741.10Buy
Janus Henderson UK Smaller Companies I Acc28.4063.57125.32151.491.40Buy
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies I Acc40.7199.59154.15207.520.40Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies D Acc28.9355.78107.17352.001.29Buy
Kames UK Smaller Companies B Acc29.2456.83109.65352.001.50Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B26.5656.64141.6858.171.78Buy
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Cos Z Inc34.0674.10167.03321.360.90Buy
Aberforth UK Small Companies Inc22.0043.23109.49249.512.43Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc12.8436.5386.59193.290.83Buy
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Inc31.6872.46123.47479.920.89Buy
CF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap C Inc26.9659.47167.16102.790.47Buy
CF Miton UK Smaller Companies B Inc23.9445.68141.13182.160.64Buy
Castlefield UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc30.4166.85105.616.27-Buy
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Inc28.4661.75134.32288.941.08Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Equity Z Inc28.2172.59134.91667.710.89Buy
Investec UK Smaller Companies I Inc GBP31.2345.12108.53317.571.60Buy
JPM UK Smaller Companies C Inc24.2848.8298.67145.711.31Buy
L&G UK Smaller Companies Trust I Inc21.1040.1391.64344.001.30Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies A Inc19.5544.1990.4061.221.60Buy
Lazard UK Smaller Companies C Inc19.8145.1392.5661.22-Buy
Liontrust UK Smaller Companies I Inc25.8976.15139.60781.820.09Buy
M&G Smaller Companies I Inc GBP28.3658.4698.72465.862.20Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies P Inc GBP34.6782.53-1,307.580.30Buy
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies R Inc GBP35.2084.60151.721,307.580.60Buy
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies B Inc30.4467.00177.99887.700.96Buy
Schroder Institutional UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc30.9675.83137.85462.601.22Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord27.6840.11119.48-12.511,510.99Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC Ord 1P----6.12102.79Buy
Aberforth Split Level Income Trust PLC ZDP 1P---7.96100.96Buy
Athelney Trust PLC Ord 25p22.7054.97146.49-2.71280.10Buy
BlackRock Smaller Companies IT42.0282.68161.64-11.851,470.29Buy
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC35.9783.00155.99-16.63546.21Buy
Chelverton Growth Trust plc4.8045.56113.01-17.6779.56Buy
Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust Plc Red Ord GBP0.001---3.9493.80Buy
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p30.7651.8066.37-19.42312.56Buy
Gresham House Strategic Plc 50P13.10-0.15-4.15-24.881,144.20Buy
Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust Ord36.4672.06157.13-11.70964.90Buy
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies plc26.0385.84164.04-5.26532.53Buy
JP Morgan Smaller Cos IT plc36.2856.03125.19-15.991,268.90Buy
Miton UK MicroCap Trust PLC Ord15.91---2.3465.79Buy
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies IT PLC33.2445.9563.46-18.14705.15Buy
Rights & Issues Investment Trust Inc26.25132.15238.33-10.742,391.76Buy
River And Mercantile UK Micro Cap65.27100.00-8.83190.21Buy
SVM UK Emerging43.2279.79108.64-24.07111.29Buy
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC39.1886.95119.76-1.58493.79Buy
Strategic Equity Capital plc18.6022.26161.66-14.39273.03Buy

VCTs

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)NAVDiscountNDYSector
Albion Development VCT PLC9.9819.8041.9472.10-4.995.84VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Enterprise VCT PLC9.6425.8355.40101.62-6.275.25VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion VCT PLC6.6125.6238.1274.10-6.887.25VCT GeneralistBuy
Albion Technology & General VCT10.146.9337.5773.70-8.075.90VCT GeneralistBuy
Amati VCT 2 PLC Ord 5P46.3873.3795.12163.01-7.524.98VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Amati VCT Plc49.5463.2179.1398.06-7.964.99VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Artemis VCT PLC O Inc41.68140.69270.9770.73-6.699.09VCT AIM QuotedBuy
Baronsmead Second Venture Trust Plc Ord 10P9.3127.4553.4295.07-4.818.29VCT GeneralistBuy
Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC10.5230.4159.6092.11-4.737.41VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT 2 PLC Ord 10P-0.1021.0641.2157.90-5.015.45VCT GeneralistBuy
British Smaller Companies VCT-10.6930.9863.4577.00-4.8730.38VCT GeneralistBuy
Calculus VCT PLC ORD 1P-34.46--20.55204.146.80VCT Generalist Pre QualifyingBuy
Chrysalis VCT PLC5.9130.02123.4584.30-31.798.70VCT GeneralistBuy
Crown Place VCT6.6321.4542.9930.98-6.796.93VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing One VCT PLC Ord1P2.7612.4646.6988.80-6.119.00VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc D1,105.451,209.411,350.1023.88-78.85-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc E2.001.595,005.000.104,905.00-VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc F-16.53-21.06-28.5170.00-32.8610.64VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc G1.29-2.30-82.50-12.736.94VCT GeneralistBuy
Downing TWO VCT plc K 0.1P-4.76--98.401.63-VCT Generalist Pre QualifyingBuy

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