Funds

An investment fund is operated by a management company following a specialized and regulated structure. European regulation imposes on these companies certain obligations designed to protect investors. The requirements include distinct accounts for each fund and clearly written objectives, particularly on risks. In European Union countries, a national market’s regulatory authorities oversee compliance with regulations governing investment funds.

Depending on the types of funds, investors can be shareholders, which is the case with the French or Belgian Sicav: they have right to vote during Sicav’s annual shareholder’s meeting. Fund investors can also be co-owners of the fund, without voting rights, which is the case with French and Belgian Fonds Commun de Placement.

Investment funds can be closed-end or open-end funds. Closed-end funds only allow investors to buy shares during a limited period—at the fund’s opening. In contrast, open-end funds make it possible to buy or to sell a fund’s shares at any time. Most European investment funds are open-end.

An investment fund is operated by a management company following a specialized and regulated structure. European regulation imposes on these companies certain obligations designed to protect investors. The requirements include distinct accounts for each fund and clearly written objectives, particularly on risks. In European Union countries, a national market’s regulatory authorities oversee compliance with regulations governing investment funds.

Depending on the types of funds, investors can be shareholders, which is the case with the French or Belgian Sicav: they have right to vote during Sicav’s annual shareholder’s meeting. Fund investors can also be co-owners of the fund, without voting rights, which is the case with French and Belgian Fonds Commun de Placement.

Investment funds can be closed-end or open-end funds. Closed-end funds only allow investors to buy shares during a limited period—at the fund’s opening. In contrast, open-end funds make it possible to buy or to sell a fund’s shares at any time. Most European investment funds are open-end.

Types of Funds

There are three basic types of funds- stock funds, bond funds and money market funds.

Types of Funds

There are three basic types of funds- stock funds, bond funds and money market funds.

Why Investors Use Funds

One major advantage is simplicity: funds make saving and investing accessible and affordable.

Why Investors Use Funds

One major advantage is simplicity: funds make saving and investing accessible and affordable.

Active vs. Passive Funds

Funds can either be managed actively- with a human element- or passively, letting the market dictate performance. 

Active vs. Passive Funds

Funds can either be managed actively- with a human element- or passively, letting the market dictate performance. 

How to Invest in Funds

Investors have thousands of choices when it comes to selecting funds. Determine your investment strategy to make the most of your choice.

How to Invest in Funds

Investors have thousands of choices when it comes to selecting funds. Determine your investment strategy to make the most of your choice.

Important Terms

Explore the terminology you need to know for funds.

Important Terms

Explore the terminology you need to know for funds.

Funds on NYSE Euronext

See all the funds available to investors on NYSE Euronext markets.

Funds on NYSE Euronext

See all the funds available to investors on NYSE Euronext markets.

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