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Outstanding British Companies Fund

Investment Objective

The Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Fund aims to achieve the highest predictable annual compounding rate of return over the long-term, where long-term is defined as being not less than five years, by investing in a collection of outstanding British companies, either fully listed or quoted on the Alternative Investment Market, with the least amount of economic, as distinct, from market price risk.

Investment Policy/Strategy

Outstanding companies are those whose economics and risks are well understood, whose revenues, earnings and cash flows are predictable to a high degree of certainty, which sell products and services into growing markets, which have market leadership positions and lasting competitive strength, which generate high average and incremental returns on invested capital, which convert a high proportion of their earnings into free, distributable cash, which can show a consistent track record of operating performance, which are run by decent, experienced individuals, who manage their businesses with the goal of maximising owner-value, which operate with low core debt, which are not predominantly acquisition-led, which produce clean, intelligible financial statements. Up to 25% of the fund will be invested in smaller faster growing companies with the remainder in more established businesses.


Lead Fund Manager- Chris Hutchinson
Assistant Fund Manager- Max Ormiston

Fund Facts

Fund Size – £m:
 63.90 (30 November)
Number of holdings: 31
Launch date: 08/12/2006
IA Sector: UK All Companies
Dividend Date: 30/09
Dividend pay Date: 30/11
Valuation Point: 10:00 forward
Domicile: UK
Financial year end: 30-Sep


Top 10 Holdings

Updated 30/11


% of Fund

RWS Holdings




Keystone Law




City Pub Group


James Fisher


Smith & Nephew




Dechra Pharmaceuticals


Advanced Medical Solutions




Sector Breakdown

Updated 30/11


% of Fund



Financial Services


Health Care


Business Support


Consulting Services






Electronic & Electrical


Software & Computer Services






Market Cap breakdown

Updated 30/11

Market Cap breakdown


No of companies






















Dividend History

Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Retail A Shares

Dividend type Dividend amount Ex dividend date Payment date
Final 0.3123 01/10/18 30/11/18
Final 2.2917 01/10/17 30/11/17
Final 0.6729 01/10/16 30/11/16
Final 1.4989 01/10/15 30/11/15
Final 0.9787 01/10/14 30/11/14
Final 1.0302 01/10/13 30/11/13
Final 0.8108 01/10/12 30/11/12
Final 1.1230 01/10/11 30/11/11
Final 0.5350 01/10/10 30/11/10
Final 0.1190 01/10/09 30/11/09
Final 0.9690 01/10/08 30/11/08
Final 01/10/07 30/11/07

Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Insitutional B Shares

Dividend type Dividend amount Ex dividend date Payment date
Final 2.7646 01/10/18 30/11/18
Final 4.6138 01/10/17 30/11/17
Final 2.7221 01/10/16 30/11/16
Final 3.3657 01/10/15 30/11/15
Final 2.6227 01/10/14 30/11/14
Final 2.0242 01/10/13 30/11/13
Final 1.6334 01/10/12 30/11/12
Final 1.8720 01/10/11 30/11/11
Final 01/10/10 30/11/10
Final 0.5410 01/10/09 30/11/09
Final 1.3300 01/10/08 30/11/08
Final 0.3850 01/10/07 30/11/07

Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Overseas O Shares

Dividend type Dividend amount Ex dividend date Payment date
Final 0.1354 01/10/18 30/11/18
Final 0.9705 01/10/17 30/11/17
Final 0.3098 01/10/16 30/11/16
Final 0.6454 01/10/15 30/11/15
Final 0.4197 01/10/14 30/11/14

Share class information

Share Class Information Retail “A” Shares Institutional “B” Shares Overseas “O” Shares
Launch Date 08/12/2006 08/12/2006 28/02/2014
Initial Charge 5.50% 2.50% 5.50%
Annual Charge 1.50% 0.75% 1.50%
Ongoing charges 1.59% 0.84% 1.59%
Sedol Code B1GFWW1 B1GGDH6 BJTMQ89
Initial Investment £2,500 £100,000 £10,000
Income/ Accumulation Accumulation Accumulation Accumulation

Application forms and KIIDs

Retail A Shares Institutional B Shares Overseas O Shares
KIID Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Key Investor Information (A KIID) Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Key Investor Information (B KIID) Unicorn Outstanding British Companies Key Investor Information (O KIID)
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