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    Index Funds and Mutual Funds

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    finances are and it's no wonder with the abundance of securities that are available in today's markets. Mutual funds and index funds have been triumphed as the "go to" investment vehicles for personal retirement savings and wealth building. In today's markets these securities are still very common and overall the performance and evaluation of index funds and actively managed mutual funds has come under scrutiny. By delving into the inner workings of these two securities with purpose of garnering

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    Mutual Funds

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    Mutual funds are an easy, convenient way to invest, without having to worry about choosing individual stocks. A mutual fund can be defined as a single portfolio of stocks, bonds, and/or cash managed by an investment company on behalf of many investors. The investment company manages the fund, and sells shares in the fund to individual investors. When one invests in a mutual fund, they become a part-owner of a large investment portfolio, along with all the other shareholders of the fund. The fund manager

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    Mutual Funds

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    Mutual Funds, Bill Miller, and Value Trust Value Trust, an $11.2 billion mutual fund managed by Bill Miller III, and one of a family of funds managed by Legg Mason., a leading Global Asset Management Firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland has achieved uncanny success. The Fund invests primarily in large-cap equity securities, is benchmarked against the S&P 500, and as of 2005, has outperformed its benchmark for a record 14 consecutive years. This amazing streak has brought much attention to

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    Hedge Fund Policy

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    Hedge Fund Policy What makes a hedge fund such a unique investment? And why is it so controversial? Many feel the risks of a hedge fund strongly outweigh its benefits. And with some funds, it does. But when a hedge fund strives, it has impeccable potential. It is arguable that the regulation on hedge funds, or lack there of, is what allows for so many to falter. However, despite various suggestions for policy changes, a few lemons still remain. Would changes in policy and regulation of a Hedge

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    Mutual Funds

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    mutual funds in India dates back to the year 1963. The era between 1963 and 1987 marked the existance of only one mutual fund company in India with Rs. 67bn assets under management (AUM), by the end of its monopoly era, the Unit Trust of India (UTI). By the end of the 80s decade, few other mutual fund companies in India took their position in mutual fund market. The new entries of mutual fund companies in India were SBI Mutual Fund, Canbank Mutual Fund, Punjab National Bank Mutual Fund, Indian

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    Fund Management

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    Pension Fund Manager: A pension fund manager cannot set objectives unless he knows the relevant characteristics of his clients or beneficiaries. These characteristics include their appetite of risk, desired level of return, details of their existing income, liquidity requirements, tax positions and future liabilities. Once the firm’s investment manager have established the objectives of the investor or fund, they can set about planning the most suitable investment strategies. A pension fund manager

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    Mutual Funds

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    A mutual fund is a professionally managed type of collective investments that pools money from many investors and puts it in stocks, bonds, short-term money market instruments, and/or other securities.[1] The mutual fund will have a fund manager, that trades the pooled money on a regular basis, and after realizing capital gains or losses are passed out in the form of dividends to the individual investors. Currently, the worldwide value of all mutual funds totals more than $26 trillion. [2] Since

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    less than a month afterwards. This test consummated the years spent developing the bomb, and was the end result of the efforts of nuclear scientists who constructed it, and those of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who made the decision to fund the so-called Manhattan Project. In a letter dated August 2nd, 1939, Albert Einstein first informed President Roosevelt of the research that had been done by Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard with unstable Uranium which could generate large amounts

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    Mutual Funds

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    mutual fund is an open-end investment company that invests money of its shareholders in a usually diversified group of securities of other corporations, as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Mutual funds help with financing and investing opportunities. They give the small investors a chance to invest their money in other areas besides stocks and bonds. There is multiple mutual funds to choose from and different reasons why shareholders should choose them. As popular as mutual funds have become

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    Over the last several years, the total number of investment options that investors have available to them, have increased dramatically. This is evident in the overall increase in the number of private equity funds, hedge funds and mutual funds. For example, the total number of private equity deals that were completed in the year 1970 was a total of 12 transactions accounting for $13 million of investment capital. In 2007, this number of transactions increased 2, 247 and accounted for a total of $70

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