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INVESTMENT FUNDS

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Definition:
Investment funds are institutional units, excluding pension funds, that consolidate investor funds for the purpose of acquiring financial assets. Examples are mutual funds, including money market funds, investment trusts, unit trusts, and other collective investment units. Investors usually purchase shares in the fund that represent a fixed proportion of the fund.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2004, Compilation Guide on Financial Soundness Indicators, IMF, Washington DC, Appendix VII, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Last updated on Wednesday, November 30, 2005