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Unit Trusts & OEICs


Prices & performance table

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The prices & performance tables provide unrestricted coverage of all UK Unit Trusts and OEICs (Open Ended Investment Companies).

The green button with the ‘plus’ symbol in the middle allows you to add a fund to your funds basket, so you can use it in the FE Trustnet Portfolio or with one of our other tools.

The tables can be filtered by various facets of their constituent funds including geographical focus, the sectoral focus of the fund – for example commodities – the sector within which the fund sits, for example UK All Companies, the unit type and the fund management group behind the fund.

Use the dropdowns to choose which screening options you want to sort the tables by, and then click ‘Go’ to see the results.

It is worth noting that 'Default units' under unit type lists only the Income units of funds with more than one unit type and Accumulation units for funds that do not have Income units.

Customise Function

This enables you to modify your view of the tables. By clicking on the Customise button you can access the pop-up filter that allows you to add to and/or remove the data columns displayed. The data items already ticked on the pop-up filter reflect the current view. You can return to the FE Trustnet default view at any time by choosing the 'Default' button. To remove or add an item, simply click into the box next to the data description and select 'Go'. The Go button will enable you to view your data selection and return to the modified view as you move about the site. The prices and performance view is reset to the FE Trustnet default option when you leave the site.

To remove all data items click 'Select none'.

Table tabs

There are six types of price and performance table. You can choose the type you want by selecting the relevant tab at the top of the lists, underneath the dropdowns.

Fund overview provides information about the fund’s performance including 1, 3 and 5 year performance, current bid, mid and offer price, yield and basic details including fund name, manager name and investment focus (asset class).

Fund ratings provides a complete list of Unit trusts and OEICs and shows what rating, if any, they have been given by FE (Crowns), Standard & Poor’s (As) and Morningstar OBSR Analyst Rating™ (As). The former is a purely quant driven rating, while the latter two are qualitiative.

Discrete performance allows you to view the price and performance table with performance divided into five discrete consecutive one year periods.

Annual performance allows you to see the funds you’ve filtered to divided into calendar years including current year to date, over six consecutive years.

Video and audio provides a list of funds and shows you which ones have a video update from the manager available to view. Videos are provided by our partner Brighttalk and FE Holdings takes no responsibility for their content.

Literature provides a full list of unit trusts and Oeics and allows you to download providers own literature supplied by the provider itself. Literature available includes the provider’s own factsheet, key features documents, simplified prospectuses and report and accounts. Literature is supplied by Hargreaves Lansdown Fundslibrary. FE Holdings takes no responsibility for its content.

Column Headings

You can further edit your alphabetical view of the prices & performance pages by clicking on various column headings. The tables can be sorted by fund name, group name, yield or 1, 3 or 5 year performance.

Rank

The ranking column is shown to provide you with a quick reference to where you are within any given prices & performance table and how a fund ranks within the universe shown i.e. a particular fund might be 17th out of 35 funds (the total number of funds is listed at the top of the table) on a 1 year price performance sorting. This number is also particularly useful in the case of long tables where only some entries can be seen on the screen at any one time or where the table is long enough to be split across more than one page.

Chart Icon

This icon Chart acts as a link to a standard performance chart< for subscribing funds. Non-subscribing funds will link into a feedback form.

Fund Name

This is a shortened name for the fund and acts as a link to a detailed fund factsheet.

Next to the fund name is the Unit Type. (INC) is the Income unit or share of a fund and (ACC) Accumulation. You may also find that some OEICs have for example, 'CLS A' in their fund name. OEICs can offer different share classes for the same fund, which allows private investors to invest in the same fund as large organisations. 'CLS A' or 'A' generally indicates the retail share (for private investors), although there are variations on this.

Group Name

This is a shortened name for the management group of the listed fund and acts as a link to a management group page for funds.

Prices

All prices given are the previous working day's closing prices but depend on the fund type. For Unit Trusts bid (selling) and offer (buying) prices are shown. OEICs only have a single price. Prices are updated daily (usually by around 9:00 a.m. in the UK).

All prices are in Pence Sterling unless otherwise stated in brackets. Please see FE Trustnet's Exchange Rates section for help with currency codes.

Yield

Yield is an indication of the amount of income generated by a fund's investments in relation to the price.

% Performance

The performance of the fund's price over the given time period, calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested - total return.

This shows a theoretical growth in value of a unit holding over a specified period, assuming that distributions (dividends net of the standard rate of tax) are re-invested to purchase additional units of a fund at the closing bid price applicable on the ex-distribution date. Where the distribution is not known on the ex-distribution date the performance of the fund will continue to be calculated daily and will be recalculated back to the ex-distribution date as soon as details are known. The calculation excludes re-investment charges.

Performance Averages

Performance averages for 1, 3 and 5 years and yield can be found below the prices & performance tables.

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Fund factsheet

Link to a fund factsheet list»

Fund Managers (and history)

Lists every fund manager since the launch of the fund. The fund manager name links to a detailed fund manager history page.

Investment Objectives

This is the fund's investment objectives as defined in the last set of annual accounts.

Fund Performance Chart

This section has the option to show up to six charts for the default unit/share of the selected fund. To make your selection from 1, 3 and 6 month, 1, 3 and 5 year charts, simply choose the relevant time period from the drop-down list under 'Performance Chart Control'.

All charts that can be selected have total return (TR) PERCENTAGE performance plots, in Sterling terms, and are rebased. They do NOT show actual values. Charts are updated at least weekly and as such there may be small differences between the charts and the numerical data listed, especially if prices or markets have moved significantly since the charts were last updated.

To view rolling and calendar year discrete performance charts you can either click on the fund performance chart itself or the 'Click here' link under the Performance Chart Control section.

Fund Performance Information

The cumulative performance of the fund's price over the given time period, calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested - total return. The fund's performance is benchmarked against either a relevant index or sector.

Price

All prices given are the previous working day's closing prices but depend on the fund type. For Unit Trusts bid (selling) and offer (buying) prices are shown. OEICs only have a single price. Prices are updated daily (usually by around 9:00 a.m. in the UK).

In addition to the price, this section shows the price date, yield and RiskGrade for each unit type or share type available within the fund (e.g. income unit, accumulation unit, retail or institutional share class etc). The Sedol code (the industry's identifier for a fund) is also listed for each unit/share. The pound sign acts as a link to a summary of the relevant unit or share type's dividend history.

The plus sign Plus Symbol can be clicked on to add the fund to your Portfolio. If you view a fund factsheet when logged off from the portfolio service, clicking on the plus sign will take you to the portfolio homepage. In this case, to add the fund simply log on to your portfolio and the selected fund will appear automatically in the Valuation View. If you have more than one portfolio you have to choose which portfolio the fund is to be placed in before linking to the Valuation View.

Detailed Fund Information

In this section you can view essential details about the fund. The Fund Type, for example, 'UK Unit Trust' or 'UK Open Ended Investment Company' (OEIC), fund charges and launch date are included.

- Fund Savings Schemes

This section indicates, with a tick Tick or cross Cross , whether a fund has its Own ISA Wrapper, Savings Plan, is eligible for PEP Transfer or is classed as CAT Standard. The Savings Plan option also shows the minimum monthly amount that can be invested.

Launched in April 1999 as the successor to PEPs, ISAs are tax-efficient savings plans. Although nearly all funds can go into an ISA, not all fund providers offer an ISA wrapper to go with their funds. (For more information, please read our ISA Education Guide.) PEPs are still in existence, but can no longer be sold. The Transfer status refers to whether a PEP investment can be switched to another fund. CAT stands for charges, access and terms and is a voluntary Government standard that some providers have applied to their products.

- Fund Size

The fund size is collected from the last published annual / interim accounts or on a monthly basis directly from the fund management groups. The date of the published figure is indicated next to the fund size (shown in Sterling and US dollars).

Portfolio Summary

The portfolio information is collected from the last published annual / interim accounts or on a monthly basis directly from the fund management groups. You can view up to three of the fund's previous portfolio breakdowns by selecting the 'more history' links. If a fund has more, a link on the historical portfolio page will allow you to view all the breakdowns available.

News and Forum Searches

Located at the top of the page, below the fund name are links to both the News section and Forum. These links search both areas of the site for related items about the fund and management group.

There are also links enabling you to e-mail a friend about the fund factsheet or make the page printer-friendly - to return to the previous view select 'Normal view'.

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Fund performance page

All fund performance pages have links to the related fund factsheet, management group page and all other charts available for each unit or share type of the fund. Cumulative and discrete performance figures are also shown.

The date of the performance figures is shown in the title of each section.

Cumulative Performance

Link to the Prices & performance table»

The cumulative performance section shows a standard performance chart and 3 month to five year cumulative performance figures, benchmarked against either a relevant index or sector. This section also has the option to show up to six charts for the default unit/share of the selected fund. To make your selection from 1, 3 and 6 month, 1, 3 and 5 year charts, simply choose the relevant time period from the drop-down list above the chart.

All standard charts that can be selected have total return (TR) PERCENTAGE performance plots, in Sterling terms, and are rebased. They do NOT show actual values. Charts are updated at least weekly and as such there may be small differences between the charts and the numerical data listed, especially if prices or markets have moved significantly since the charts were last updated.

Discrete Performance

Link to a discrete performance chart»

The discrete performance charts act as a visual representation of the discrete performance figures seen below the charts. These daily updated charts and figures show 5 discrete 12 monthly percentage performance figures on a rolling (0-12 month, 12-24 month etc) and calendar year (2007, 2006, 2005 etc) basis.

If the fund you are viewing has a benchmark index or sector, the discrete charts and figures will also include discrete performance data for the index/sector, enabling you to compare performance.

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Management group factsheet

Link to a management group factsheet»

Management group pages show a summary of contact details for the group in question, along with links to their web site (if they have one) via the banner or the web address at the top of the page. Further down the page is a list of the funds managed by the group, selecting a fund name will take you to a fund factsheet in which you can view detailed information about the fund.

It is also worth noting that if a group also manages Investment Trusts, Pension Funds or Insurance Bonds, you can link directly to them via the highlighted headings under 'Fund Types Managed'.

Management group performance page

Link to a group performance page»

Column Headings

You can edit your alphabetical view of the group performance page by clicking on various column headings. The table can be sorted by fund name, region/sector, yield, RiskGrad™ or 1, 3 or 5 year performance.

Chart Icon Chart

This links to the fund performance page.

Additional Data

In addition to the data shown on general prices +amp; performance tables, the group performance page lists the abbreviated region/sector and RiskGrade™ of each fund.

The FE Trustnet defined region/sector abbreviations link to comparative prices & performance tables. To view them in an unabbreviated form, hold your cursor over the region/sector and FEX/GTH, for example, will be revealed as Far East ex Japan/Equity Growth. A RiskGrade™ is a daily updated investment risk rating that is based on historical, time weighted, price volatility.

Prices

All prices given are the previous working day's closing prices, but depend on the fund type. For Unit Trusts bid (selling) and offer (buying) prices are shown. OEICs only have a single price. Prices are updated daily (usually by around 9:00 a.m. in the UK).

All prices are in Pence Sterling unless otherwise stated in brackets.

Yield

Yield is an indication of the amount of income generated by a fund's investments in relation to the price.

% Performance

The performance of the fund's price over the given time period, calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested - total return. This shows a theoretical growth in value of a unit holding over a specified period, assuming that distributions (dividends net of the standard rate of tax) are re-invested to purchase additional units of a fund at the closing bid price applicable on the ex-distribution date. Where the distribution is not known on the ex-distribution date the performance of the fund will continue to be calculated daily and will be recalculated back to the ex-distribution date as soon as details are known. The calculation excludes re-investment charges.

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Multi-manager sectors

The sectors listed in the Multi-manager area and the list itself have been created by FE Trustnet. The definition of each sector can be seen below. Clicking the highlighted sector heading enables to access comparative price and performance tables:

Multi-Manager UK - Funds which invest at least 80% of their assets in UK equities.

Multi-Manager Global - Funds which invest at least 80% of their assets in equities (but not more than 80% in UK assets).

Multi-Manager Income & Bond - Funds which invest at least 80% of their assets in fixed interest stocks.

Multi-Manager Managed - Funds which offer investment in a range of assets, both UK and international, and equities and fixed interest.

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Links

Unit trusts & OEIC education guide

Link to the UT & OEIC education guide»

Produced by FE Trustnet, this education guide covers everything you need to know about open-ended collective investments. It features a Unit Trust and Investment Trust comparison and a helpful Frequently Asked Questions section at the end.

IMA

On the 1st February 2002 AUTIF (Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds) merged with the FMA (Fund Managers Association) to become IMA, the Investment Management Association. AUTIF was the trade body for the UK Unit Trust and investment funds (mutual funds) industry and the FMA represented the interests of UK based institutional fund managers. The combined association represents the UK investment management industry.

The IMA web site is at www.investmentuk.org or they can be contacted at

Address: 65 Kingsway, London WC2B 6TD

Telephone: (0)20-7831-0898

Information Line: (0)20-8207-1361

Fax: (0)20-7831-9975

IMA's web site does not seek to represent the views of any company. It is for existing and potential UK investors and aims simply to provide generic information. The Association is not authorised to give detailed financial advice and has obtained approval for the contents of this web site for regulatory purposes from one of its member companies.

FSA Comparative Tables

Link to the UT & OEIC education guide»

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the independent watchdog set up by the government to regulate financial services and protect your rights. The FSA's Comparative Tables compare similar products available from various providers.

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