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Portfolio Management: A Market-Class guide to Investment Management by John Bonner, Marcus Rees

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Chapter 4. Fund Types

OBJECTIVES

1. Understand different fund types.

2. Learn why there are different fund types.

3. Learn which fund types are growing in popularity and why.

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Learn more about different fund types: www.fidelity.co.uk/investor/funds/funds-explained/types-of-funds.page

INVESTMENT FUNDS

Definition: Investment funds are collective investment schemes and are of two types: open-ended and closed-ended funds. These funds can be managed actively or passively.

Note: While the term ‘mutual’ may refer to both types of scheme, it is more common to describe open-ended funds as mutual.

Actively managed fund: A fund where the portfolio manager makes security-selection decisions on the basis of better information or better investment ...

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