United Arab of Emirates is an attractive hub for businesses and businessmen for different countries.The investment activity is one of the favorable activities’ types in UAE.Since its inception , the World Investments P.S.C located in Dubai has become one of financial hub for the Middle East, Africa ,Europe and South Asia.licensed by Dubai Department of Economic Development and the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority under No. (573265) and the Ministry of Economy under No. (342).
There are different types of funds available in the market which an investor can choose depending on his profile, risk taking capacity and time horizon.
A stock fund, or equity fund, is a fund that invests in stocks, also called equity securities. Stock funds can be contrasted with bond funds and money funds. Fund assets are typically mainly in stock, with some amount of cash, which is generally quite small, as opposed to bonds, notes, or other securities.
A balanced fund is another option for intermediate-term investors. Balanced funds, which are often called hybrid funds, own both stocks and bonds. They earn the “balanced” moniker by keeping the balance between the two asset classes pretty steady, usually placing about 60% of their assets in stocks and 40% in bonds.
A mutual fund investing primarily in the securities of a particular industry, sector, type of security or geographic region. Because of the lack of diversification, specialized funds are higher risk but potentially higher reward than most other types of mutual funds. also called specialty fund.
Fixed Income Funds
Fixed income funds are mutual funds which give you returns at fixed intervals – monthly, quarterly or half yearly. This income is determined as per a particular rate and may not be a fixed amount. It heavily depends on the performance of the fund as well. But what are mutual funds in first place? A Mutual Fund aims to pool in money from multiple investors, such as i.e. retail investors, corporate investors, groups, etc. It invests them in baskets of investments. These baskets form what is called a portfolio. This means, your money is invested in a group of investments.
An international fund is a fund that can invest in companies located anywhere outside of its investors’ country of residence. International funds differ from global funds, which can invest in companies from any country in the world.
Major types of Investment Funds in UAE
Bond funds may contain various types of bonds. Bonds are actually debt instruments that corporations and governments issue when they need to raise money. Bonds often pay dividends and usually don’t appreciate in value. Individual bonds will mature, meaning that the issuer will pay the investor back the face value of the bond, but bond mutual funds replace maturing bonds with new bonds to keep the fund going.
Stock funds invest in the stock of corporations. They may invest in several companies in a given industry, such as technology or energy. Or, the fund may seek to invest in new companies or those in emerging markets. The stocks may be chosen for their ability to provide income in the form of dividends, or growth in the form of price appreciation.
Money market funds invest in high-quality, short-duration investments issued by corporations or government entities. They are very safe and produce relatively low but consistent returns.
Balanced funds own both stocks and bonds in an attempt to have consistent growth in any type of market. Often, when bond returns increase, stock returns decrease, and vice versa, so a fund that holds both bonds and stocks has a good chance of growing somewhat over time.
Target-date funds hold stocks, bonds and other investments, and are bought with a specific date in mind, such as retirement. They start out with a relatively aggressive mix of investments, meaning a high percentage of stocks. As the ‘target date’ approaches, the investment mix becomes more conservative. When you’re saving for retirement, you want to take less risk the closer you are to retirement, so a target date fund is a good way to accomplish this.
New Fund Offer (NFO)
When an investment firm plans to launch a new fund, it offers the public a chance to be the first to take part in the cash pool by investing in what is termed as a ‘new fund offer’ NFO .NFOs are generally launched by a fund manager as continuation of its popular series or to introduce a newly themed fund.