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Contact details

First Floor Office, Preacher's Court, The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AU
0845 608 1465 (Dealing)
020 7251 4028 (Fax Number)
020 7253 0889 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Fraser Mackersie01-Jan-2014 to Present
* Simon Moon»01-Jan-2014 to Present
John McClure»24-May-2004 to 16-Jun-2014
Peter Webb»24-May-2004 to 30-Jun-2008

Investment objectives

To deliver a gross yield at least 10% greater than the yield produced by the FTSE All Share Index.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 90 / 92 5 / 88
Quartile 4 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 5 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 6.55 9.34
Alpha -4.58 10.55
Beta 0.47 0.70
Sharpe 0.00 1.90
Info Ratio -1.06 0.80
R2 0.33 0.44
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. UK Equity Income»
performance chart
INC -4.0+79.0+137.1+41.0+32.2-4.8+39.2
  UK EQUITY INCOME   +2.4+43.4+59.0+21.2+15.5-4.2+15.7
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf UNICORN UK INCOME B ACC ACC 243.04 (p) 17-Dec-2014 5.04 0.81% JEHH B9XQFY6
pdf UNICORN UK INCOME B INC 226.25 (p) 17-Dec-2014 5.24 0.81% UF55 B00Z1R8
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf UNICORN UK INCOME A ACC ACC 230.51 (p) 17-Dec-2014 5.06 1.56% JEHG B9XQFW4
pdf UNICORN UK INCOME O ACC ACC 92.21 (p) 17-Dec-2014 3.54 n/a K6DZ BJTMQ90
pdf UNICORN UK INCOME O INC INC 89.03 (p) 17-Dec-2014 3.66 n/a K6EA BJTMQB2
pdf UNICORN UK INCOME A INC 214.50 (p) 17-Dec-2014 5.26 1.56% UF54 B00Z1S9

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£562.0m / $879.1m (17-Dec-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 100.0 Monthly Launch24-May-2004
Pricing times10:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 2,500
Minimum additional£ 1,000
Initial charge5.50%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryHSBC Bank Plc
RegistrarPhoenix Fund Service (UK) Limited
Dividend policyMar 31, Sep 30 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United Kingdom Equity Mixed UK Equity Income
Largest holdings, 30-Nov-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
INTERSERVE 4.80 1 - *
MARSTON`S PLC 4.30 3 - *
BERENDSEN PLC 4.10 4 - *
RPC GROUP 4.10 6 - *
MARSHALLS 3.80 9 - *
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
UK92.101 92.10% UK
Money Market7.902 7.90% Money Market
Sector weightings, 30-Nov-2014
Support Services22.601 22.60% Support Services
Industrials13.902 13.90% Industrials
Financial Services12.603 12.60% Financial Services
Travel10.104 10.10% Travel
Building & Construction7.805 7.80% Building & Construction
Money Market7.206 7.20% Money Market
Real Estate6.207 6.20% Real Estate
Telecommunications5.608 5.60% Telecommunications
General Industrials5.209 5.20% General Industrials
Banks2.9010 2.90% Banks
Retailers - General2.3011 2.30% Retailers - General
Food & Drug Retailers1.6012 1.60% Food & Drug Retailers
Life Insurance1.1013 1.10% Life Insurance
Investment Trusts0.5014 0.50% Investment Trusts
Software0.4015 0.40% Software

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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David orriss Jun 27th, 2014 at 02:21 PM

Thanks John. RIP

David orriss May 25th, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Happy 10th birthday

David orriss Jan 16th, 2014 at 04:24 PM

Is it about time that Theo ate his words ?

Caligula Jul 24th, 2013 at 12:21 AM

This is a great fund, still receives little publicity.

Theo Jul 12th, 2011 at 11:52 PM

The information in the above table is out of date. This fund now pays dividends twice per year, not once. It seems the managers have not bothered to inform Trustnet. Some one please wake them up from their slumber.

David orriss Apr 27th, 2011 at 12:04 AM

I spoke with Unicorn on 26 April 2011 and they indicated a dividend will be paid in May 2011 (amount not specified)
No mention here or any other informed website.

janet MOORBY Jun 02nd, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Thinking of inv in this, is it a none starter

Theo Mar 28th, 2011 at 08:37 PM

It seems from here that over performing 5yrs out of 9 makes you an alpha manager!!! It is time Trustnet stopped bending backwards to please investment companies and adopted some meaningful standards.


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Asset allocation

UK Equities, 92.10%
92.1000% ofUK Equities
Money Market, 7.90%
7.9000% ofMoney Market

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