The portfolio is constructed utilising the investment research and stock selection capabilities of a third-party specialist, Unicorn Asset Management Limited (Unicorn). After assessing and analysing a broad number of asset managers in the AIM IHT market, we have chosen to partner with Unicorn due to their speciality, extensive expertise, and long-term track record in smaller UK, AIM listed companies.

The Unicorn investment team is well-resourced, committed and highly knowledgeable with extensive experience. Unicorn manages over £308m across open-ended funds and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) of which a significant proportion is in AIM listed stocks (as of May 2023).

The team’s robust investment process has led to them winning numerous awards. Their approach differs from many other AIM and smaller company managers as the team conducts much of its research in-house and looks to target “best of breed” companies in established markets that are profitable at the time of investment.

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The Solutions

The portfolio consists of 25 to 40 stocks that have passed Unicorn’s proven and rigorous selection process and have been independently assessed as to their likely suitability for Business Relief. The companies are spread across various investment sectors to provide diversification, thereby helping to ensure the portfolio is not overly exposed to either one particular company or investment sector.


  • The Growth portfolio targets businesses that are profitable market leaders or innovative disruptors exposed to long-term structural trends. These businesses demonstrate predictable market-beating earnings growth, high levels of intellectual property and significant barriers to entry.


  • The Dividend portfolio targets businesses paying sustainable dividends and offers investors the option of receiving a targeted income of 2% - 4% from the portfolio. The Dividend portfolio has a greater emphasis on underlying companies’ ability and sustainability of dividends and, in turn, includes more mature businesses, which should subsequently offer greater protection against market volatility.

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