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Investment Management Practice (Funds): Pension, Insurance, Sovereign Wealth, Long-Only, Hedge, Mutual, Cash, ETF’s, Synthetic ETFs and Delta One Trading Desks

  • Brian Scott-Quinn
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Abstract

The word fund is used with two meanings:
  • Investment institution funds, or simply the institutions, all have the word ‘fund’ in their name — pension fund, insurance fund, endowment fund (including charities) and sovereign wealth fund. They hold a wide range of asset classes, often through the use of collective investment funds to achieve their diversification aims.

  • Collective investment funds, also known as pooled funds, offer units or shares to investors. Examples include mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, commodity funds, foreign exchange funds and exchange traded funds. These are generally funds which specialise in one asset class only and thus would comprise only a part of a retail or institutional portfolio.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Scott-Quinn
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  1. 1.ICMA Centre for Financial Markets, Henley Business SchoolUniversity of ReadingUK

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