Facts about funds
All you need to know about funds and more
Why invest in funds?
Exposure to a range of investments and strict regulations to protect your investment are just two of the benefits of investing via a fund.
What are investment funds?
A fund is a pool of money from lots of investors wanting affordable access to the stock market and an expert to mange their investments.
Protecting your interests
UK authorised funds and the industry are strictly regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to protect investors.
See how UK funds are regulated
The fund manager must provide key information about the investment fund before, during and after you’ve invested.
Information from the fund manager
How your money is managed
Professional fund managers make decisions about where to invest your money and what strategies to use. These decisions and strategies will depend on the overall objectives of the fund.
Investment charges and costs
As an investor you will be charged for the ongoing management of the fund plus other additional costs. It’s important to understand what charges you can expect to incur before you commit.
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Tracing old funds
If you can’t track down a fund, which has changed its name or merged with another, IMA may be able to help you. More
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Definition of the day
The different financial instruments or types of investment which investors, including fund managers can buy, e.g shares, bonds, commodities or property. Each asset classes has different characteristics in terms of income and capital generated - see below table. The choice of which asset class to invest in depends on your view of the wider economy, your risk appetite, and your investment needs and goals.More definitions