Aegon UK Opportunities B

UK All Companies fund from manager also involved in ethical funds.

  • 244.10p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • -
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 0.79%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 0.70%

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 27 January 2022, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

Fund summary

Sector UK All Companies
Structure OEIC
Launched March, 2007
Size £156m
Yield 0.70%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.79%


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Investment process

The fund's objective is to maximise total return (income plus capital) by investing in an actively managed portfolio of equities and equity type securities in companies based in the UK, principally conducting business in the UK or listed on the UK stock market.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 0.08%
  • 18/19 -0.66%
  • 19/20 0.20%
  • 20/21 1.55%
  • 21/22 -0.07%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.56%
  • 5 years 0.22%
  • Career 0.16%
  • 3 years 96.10%
  • 5 years 87.30%
  • Career 99.10%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Audrey Ryan

Ryan joined AEGON Asset Management (now Kames) in 1997 as a Portfolio Manager on UK smaller companies. She is now an investment manager on the UK equities team, as well as being a small-cap specialist covering the travel & leisure sector. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993 and joined General Accident as a senior investment analyst in its UK smaller companies team in 1995. She graduated from Napier University with an Accounting Degree and also has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling. She is a member of the professional body ASIP.

Track record

Audrey Ryan has 22.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.16%. During the worst period of relative performance (from December 2015 - December 2018) there was a decline of 21% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 48%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -48.00% (December 1999 - March 2003)
Relative -21.00% (December 2015 - December 2018)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.


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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

4.6879% Rio Tinto
4.2068% Avast Plc
4.1111% Astrazeneca Plc
4.0736% Relx Plc
3.4992% Coca-Cola Hbc Ag
3.4829% Gamma Communications Plc
3.0553% Crh
3.0012% Gb Group
2.9576% Dunelm Group Plc
2.9132% Aveva Group
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 19.00%
Consumer Services 17.00%
Industrials 17.00%
Consumer Goods 13.00%
Health Care 11.00%
Technology 10.00%
Basic Materials 6.00%
Telecommunications 4.00%
Oil & Gas 2.00%
Money Market 1.00%


The fund will hold 25-75 stocks, with a target of 50-60.

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