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UK Smaller Companies Fund

Investment Objective

The Unicorn UK Smaller Companies Fund aims to achieve long- term capital growth by investing primarily in UK companies included within the Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM Index. For this purpose, UK companies are defined as those which are incorporated or domiciled in the UK, or have a significant part of their operations in the UK. The Index covers the bottom tenth by value of the main UK equity market plus AIM stocks that meet the same size limit.

Investment Policy/Strategy

The investment approach is to identify individual companies for investment and therefore the portfolio may not be representative of the index.
AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s International Market for smaller growing companies.
The fund may also invest, at its discretion, in other transferable securities, deposits, and cash. The fund may also enter into certain derivative and forward transactions for hedging purposes.
The fund invests for the long term and there is no guarantee that any particular return will be achieved over any period. Investors should note that their capital is always at risk.


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Fund Facts

Fund Size – £m: 50.30 (30 November)
Number of holdings: 39
Launch date: 15/07/2002
IA Sector: UK Smaller Companies
Dividend Dates: 30/09
Dividend pay Dates: 30/11
Valuation Point: 10:00 forward
Domicile: UK
Financial year end: 30-Sep


Top 10 Holdings

Updated 30/11


% of Fund

4Imprint Group




Hill & Smith


Avon Rubber


Coats Group


Alpha FX Group


Ocean Wilsons




Somero Enterprises






Sector Breakdown

Updated 30/11


% of Fund



Travel & Leisure


Logistics & Transportation


Building & Construction




Financial Services


Consumer Retail










Market Cap breakdown

Updated 30/11

Market Cap breakdown


No of companies
























Dividend History

Unicorn UK Smaller Companies Retail A Shares

Dividend type Dividend amount Ex dividend date Payment date
Final 7.0952 01/10/18 30/11/18
Final 6.5183 01/10/17 30/11/17
Final 5.5239 01/10/16 30/11/16
Final 1.3695 01/10/15 30/11/15
Final 0.3106 01/10/14 30/11/14
Final 1.8995 01/10/13 30/11/13
Final 1.3828 01/10/12 30/11/12
Final 01/10/11 30/11/11
Final 0.6140 01/10/10 30/11/10
Final 0.0340 01/10/09 30/11/09
Final 1.0820 01/10/08 30/11/08
Final 0.4750 01/10/07 30/11/07
Final 01/10/06 30/11/06
Final 0.4220 01/10/05 30/11/05
Final 0.7880 01/10/04 30/11/04
Final 1.6420 01/10/03 30/11/03
Final 0.2900 01/10/02 30/11/02

Unicorn UK Smaller Companies Insitutional B Shares

Dividend type Dividend amount Ex dividend date Payment date
Final 11.1304 01/10/18 30/11/18
Final 10.0549 01/10/17 30/11/17
Final 8.5810 01/10/16 30/11/16
Final 4.7159 01/10/15 30/11/15
Final 2.9731 01/10/14 30/11/14
Final 2.5583 01/10/13 30/11/13
Final 1.9101 01/10/12 30/11/12
Final 0.4340 01/10/11 30/11/11
Final 1.0180 01/10/10 30/11/10
Final 0.3180 01/10/09 30/11/09
Final 1.4450 01/10/08 30/11/08
Final 01/10/07 30/11/07
Final 01/10/06 30/11/06
Final 0.8390 01/10/05 30/11/05
Final 1.1940 01/10/04 30/11/04
Final 1.7590 01/10/03 30/11/03
Final 0.2200 01/10/02 30/11/02

Unicorn UK Smaller Companies Overeas O Shares

Dividend type Dividend amount Ex dividend date Payment date
Final 1.6820 01/10/18 30/11/18
Final 1.5615 01/10/17 30/11/17
Final 1.4268 01/10/16 30/11/16
Final 0.3699 01/10/15 30/11/15
Final 0.3285 01/10/14 30/11/14

Share class information

Share Class Information Retail “A” Shares Institutional “B” Shares Overseas “O” Shares
Launch Date 09/08/2002 15/07/2002 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%
ISIN Code GB0031791238 GB0031785065 GB00BJTMQC36
Sedol Code 3179123 3178506 BJTMQC3
Initial Investment £2,500 £20,000 £10,000
Income/ Accumulation Income Income Income

Application forms and KIIDs

Retail A Shares Institutional B Shares Overseas O Shares
KIID UK Smaller Companies Fund Key Investor Information (A KIID) UK Smaller Companies Fund Key Investor Information (B KIID) UK Smaller Companies Fund Key Investor Information (O KIID)
Application Form Application Form Application Form Application Form
NISA Application Form NISA Application Form
NISA Transfer NISA Transfer
NISA Terms & Conditions NISA Terms & Conditions


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