How do Wesleyan's unit-linked funds work?
For further information on how our unit-linked funds work and how we manage your money, please download 'How our Unit-linked Funds work'. We also have a more detailed guide about how we run our unit-linked funds called the Unit-Linked Business Principles and Practices Manual.
What is Wesleyan's Best Execution Policy?
Best execution refers to the requirement for investment firms to take all reasonable steps to obtain the best possible result for customers when making investment trades on their behalf. A version of Wesleyan's Best Execution Policy is available to download here.
As part of our Best Execution Policy, we publish a report of the top five execution venues for WUTM's Unit Trust funds on an annual basis. This report details the top five execution venues per class of instrument that are used for Unit Trust funds.
For each venue the proportion of traded volume, proportion of orders executed, percentage of passive and aggressive orders, and the percentage of directed orders are shown. This report is available to download here and is also included in the Best Execution Policy above.
What are the 'bid' and 'offer' prices and why do they sometimes differ?
Broadly speaking, the 'offer' price is the price at which you buy units with your payments and the 'bid' price is the price at which units are sold back when you cash out all or some of your plan. In some instances, both purchases and sales take place at the bid price. This varies by product - if you would like to understand the position of your plan, please call us.
Are there other factors I need to consider when viewing fund prices for the With Profits Fund?
The unit prices shown for the With Profits funds on this page are not the unit prices referred to in our customer literature, such as in your Plan Document and Key Features Document. The price referred to in literature is used to calculate the value of your unit holdings, and reflects the return from adding regular bonuses. This cannot reduce in value, unless a Market Value Reduction (MVR) is in place at the time of a withdrawal being made.
Instead, the performance and daily unit prices shown represent the full smoothed investment performance of the fund, net of fund costs and charges. This will approximately represent the change in your overall plan value. The plan value is the combination of the value of your unit holdings plus your final bonus, and it can go down as well as up. However, the returns experienced by individual customers may be different due to how regular and final bonuses, MVRs and certain product charges can vary at account level.
Please refer to your Policy or Plan Document and most recent Statement for more information or call us on 0800 058 2965.