How to Influence Your Fund Manager

If you do not hold equities directly but instead are invested in mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETF) or in a pension fund, you still have rights and can take action. The first step is to understand exactly what you own. Following are some basic definitions.


A mutual fund40 is an investment vehicle that is made up of capital from many investors for the purpose of investing in a basket of securities, such as stocks, bonds, money markets, and other assets. Mutual funds are actively managed by fund managers41 who invest the fund’s capital and decide what assets to hold in an attempt to produce income for the fund’s investors. A mutual fund’s portfolio is structured and maintained ...

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