UNICORN UK SMALLER COMPANIES A

UNICORN UK SMALLER COMPANIES A - Overview

Overview of UNICORN UK SMALLER COMPANIES A Buy in ISA Buy in Investment Account

The 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 (excluding Investment Companies). The fund may invest up to 20% of the portfolio in companies not included in this index, including those listed on the Alternative Investment Market.

  • Standard Initial Charge 5.50%
  • Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%

Fund summary

Sector UK Smaller Companies
Structure OEIC
Launched August, 2002
Size £60m
Yield 0.1%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 30 Nov

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.50%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Total expense ratio 2.11%

Risks

Before investing make sure you have understood the risks relevant to the fund by reviewing our Risk Warnings section. Further information on the risks are contained in the fund's Key Investor Information Document, which we make available to you before you make a decision to invest, alternatively it is available on request.

Bestinvest view

No information available.

Portfolio

Allocation Proportion(%)
Equity 94
High yield bonds 0
Quality bonds 0
Property 0
Commodities 0
Hedge 0
Fund cash 6
Allocation Proportion(%)
UK 97
Europe 0
North America 3
Japan 0
Pacific 0
Other Equity 0
Allocation Proportion(%)
Large Caps 0
Mid Caps 7
Small Caps 93
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Investment process

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Live feed

Bid price(inc) 404.11p -16.05p
Accum units 404.11p
Fund commentary 21/04/06
Fund data updated on 02/03/15

* This fund is part of our annual bonus scheme to which conditions apply. If you qualify for the bonus it will be paid on any holding of this fund that you have in your Investment, ISA or SIPP accounts.

Asset allocation

Allocation Proportion(%)
Equity 94
High yield bonds 0
Quality bonds 0
Property 0
Commodities 0
Hedge 0
Fund cash 6

Equity Geographic

Allocation Proportion(%)
UK 97
Europe 0
North America 3
Japan 0
Pacific 0
Other Equity 0

Equity Capitalisation

Allocation Propor
tion(%)
Large Caps 0
Mid Caps 7
Small Caps 93

Top 10 holdings

As at: 30/11/2014
6.1% Tyman Plc
5.7% Avon Rubber
5.5% Trifast
4.9% Pendragon Plc
4.8% Somero Enterprise Inc
4.5% Servelec Group Plc
4.4% Porvair Plc
4.2% Acal
4.1% First Derivatives Plc
3.9% Ncc Group
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 25%
Software 22%
Support Services 13%
Building & Construction 11%
Retailers - General 8%
Aerospace & Defence 6%
Chemicals 4%
General Industrials 4%
Money Market 3%
Leisure 2%

Portfolio details

No information available.

Constraints

No information available.

Average monthly relative returns Bestinvest MRI
10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15   3 years 5 years Career 3 years 5 years Career
0.14%   0.58%
Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Simon Moon

Manager. Moon graduated with BSc (Hons) in Archaeology from the University of Liverpool. Following three years working with in the NHS finance department he moved to the City in 2007 to work for JM Finn as a research analyst. He joined Unicorn November 2008 and has been co manager of the Unicorn UK Smaller Companies fund since March 2013.

Track record

The track record of Simon Moon in managing mutual funds in this sector is still too short for us to draw any meaningful conclusions and so our assessment is based largely on qualitative aspects.

Periods of worst performance
Absolute -8% (February 2014 - October 2014)
Relative -4% (July 2014 - December 2014)

Other funds managed

  Start Date
UNICORN UK SMALLER COMPANIES AJun 2014

Sector record since March 2013 (2 yr)




About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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