Fact sheet: Unicorn UK Smaller Companies

Fund information
Fund name
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B
Fund manager company
Unicorn Asset Management
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Simon Moonsince 01/03/2013
Fund objective
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.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
4%
1 Year rank in sector
26/47
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1.9%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.84%
Fund size
£42m (£60m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
70
Mid price
441.54
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM22.7%
The MI Discretionary Unit18.9%
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies17.4%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos15.1%
Marlborough UK Micro Cap Gwth12%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK95.9%
    Money Market4.1%
  • Building & Construction15%
    Industrials14.2%
    Support Services10.3%
    Software10.2%
    Transport9.2%
  • UK Equities95.9%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents4.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.5%3.5%5.5%4%22.5%115.3%
Sector3.3%0.8%4.6%4.4%21%93.5%
Rank within sector3 / 488 / 4818 / 4826 / 4730 / 4619 / 44
Quartile1st1st2nd3rd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.4%14.2%-2.1%57%19.7%
Sector4%14.2%-1.9%37.4%22.5%
Rank within sector22 / 4730 / 4730 / 463 / 4540 / 44
Quartile2nd3rd3rd1st4th
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
0.04
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.05
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.29
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
11.83
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
4.84
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.05
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high448.16
52 week low376.85
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price441.54
Region
1UK95.93%
2Money Market4.07%
Industry sector
1Building & Construction14.96%
2Industrials14.22%
3Support Services10.33%
4Software10.21%
5Transport9.23%
6Media6.89%
7Leisure5.66%
8Banks4.32%
9Aerospace & Defence4.31%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.93%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents4.07%
Individual holdings
1SOMERO ENTERPRISE INC5.47%
2LAVENDON GROUP4.61%
3AVON RUBBER4.31%
4LOW & BONAR PLC4.05%
5CLIPPER LOGISTICS PLC3.94%
6ACAL3.86%
74IMPRINT GROUP PLC3.75%
8OCEAN WILSONS HLDGS3.58%
9GOODWIN3.45%
Management
Fund manager group
Unicorn
Fund manager company
Unicorn Asset Management
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
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.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Simon Moon01/03/2013Simon Joined Unicorn in 2008 from JM Finn stockbrokers where he worked as a research analyst. Before moving to the City, Simon spent three years on the NHS graduate finance scheme. He is Co-Manager of the Unicorn UK Smaller Companies Fund and was appointed Co-Manager of the Unicorn UK Income and Acorn Income Fund in December 2013.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies A
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.59%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.86%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price451.74
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUD48
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies B
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£20,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price441.54
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUD44
Unicorn UK Smaller Companies O
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.59%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.36
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK6EB
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