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VT Downing Unique Opportunities Class A - Income (GBP)

Sell:156.00p Buy:156.00p Change: 1.69p (1.10%)
Prices as at 20 May 2024
Change: 1.69p (1.10%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
Prices as at 20 May 2024
Change: 1.69p (1.10%)
Prices as at 20 May 2024
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.
Also available as accumulation units Help

Charges and Savings

Initial charges
Initial charge: 0.00%
Initial saving from HL: 0.00%
HL dealing charge: Free
Net initial charge: 0.00%
Annual charges
Performance fee: No  
Ongoing charge (OCF/TER): 1.00%
Ongoing saving from HL: 0.00%
Net ongoing charge: 1.00%
There are other unit types of this fund available:
Class A - Accumulation (GBP) (Net ongoing charge 1.00%)

In some cases the ongoing savings are provided by our loyalty bonus. Loyalty bonuses are tax-free in an ISA or SIPP. However, they may be subject to tax in a Fund & Share Account which would, in effect, reduce their value and increase the net ongoing charge.

Other Information

Unit type: Unbundled
Rosemary Banyard
Fund launch date: 17 March 2020
Sector: UK All Companies
Fund size: £38 million
Number of holdings: 29
Fund type: OEIC
Accumulation/income: Income
Dealing frequency: Daily
Valuation point: 12:00
Trustee: NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services Limited
Minimum investment: £100.00
Charges deducted from: n/a
Available in a regular savings plan: Yes
Minimum regular savings value: £25.00

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20/05/19 to 20/05/20 20/05/20 to 20/05/21 20/05/21 to 20/05/22 20/05/22 to 20/05/23 20/05/23 to 20/05/24
Annual return n/a 48.33% -13.73% 2.20% 12.51%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

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Our view on this fund

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Fund Objective

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve capital growth and income over the long term (5 + years). The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% in equities listed on UK markets (including the London Stock Exchange, AIM and the ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange (ISDX)). The Fund may also invest in other equities, fixed income, money market instruments, deposits, warrants, cash and near cash. The Investment Manager will be seeking to invest in equities which it considers to have a unique outlook and opportunity for growth. The Investment Manager will be looking for the Fund to invest in companies which have clearly identifiable characteristics to protect them against the entry of competitors (which are expected to enable such companies to produce an above average return on equity). The unique characteristics sought include: • having intangible assets e.g. brands, patents or regulatory licences; • having cost advantages stemming from process, location, scale or access to a unique asset; • being the leading network in a business segment; and/or • there being high switching costs which generate high customer retention rates. Such businesses are highly likely to be the only UK listed company in their industry or one of very few and possessing a distinctive corporate strategy and so are considered 'unique opportunities'. The Fund will aim to hold a portfolio of between 25-40 investments. The Fund will be actively managed. Save as noted above (with a focus on UK listed investments), the Fund will not have any particular, industry or economic sector focus and as such weightings in these may vary as required.

Income Details

Historic yield : 0.19%
Income paid: Bi-annually
Type of payment: Dividend
Ex-dividend date: 30 June 2024 31 December 2024
Payment date: 31 August 20244 28 February 20254

This data is provided by Broadridge. HL accepts no responsibility for its accuracy and you should independently check data before making any investment decision. All yields are variable and not guaranteed. Information correct as at 31 July 2020.

Security Weight
Sector Weight
Software & Computer Services 24.66%
Media 15.16%
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services 9.40%
Industrial Support Services 6.19%
Medical Equipment & Services 5.60%
Health Care Providers 4.58%
Chemicals 4.54%
Aerospace & Defence 4.05%
Leisure Goods 3.94%
Finance & Credit Services 3.63%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 100.00%

Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Prices provided by Morningstar, correct as at 20 May 2024. Data provided by Broadridge, correct as at 30 April 2024.

You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account

4 If you elect to receive the income from a Vantage ISA or Vantage Fund & Share Account, we will collect any dividends for you and then pay them directly into your bank account within the first 10 working days of the following month.