Diverse asset classes namely Bonds, Stocks, Property, Commodities and Currencies can be accessed via different investment structures:
A mutual fund is a managed financial structure in which a fund manager selects a large group of different bonds, equities or other assets. By grouping a wide selection of assets together, the fund manager aims to get higher returns and lower risk than by owning individual securities. Through mutual funds, individual investors can own a large number of different bonds, equities or other assets, simultaneously with the purchase of even one unit in the mutual fund.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
ETFs are very similar to mutual funds in their structure, objectives and characteristics. However ETFs are daily traded on a particular stock exchange. Trading on a stock exchange makes ETFs perfectly liquid on a daily basis by providing a continuous price for investors. There are many categories of ETFs, like equity, bond and mixed asset ETFs.