Advantages of this type of investment
The fundamental aim of all investors is to see their assets grow so that they can reach their personal financial goals. But especially these days, conventional solutions such as savings accounts face a major challenge: persistently low interest rates mean that this approach barely generates any return.
Yes! Because investment funds offer attractive investment opportunities. The advantages of investment funds at a glance:
Investment funds are open to all investors. and you can make investments of any size, including smaller amounts. Due to the significantly greater volume of managed assets contributed by all the participating fund investors together, the cost to you as a private investor is lower than if you were to invest in the corresponding individual securities.
Moreover, because the net asset value (NAV) of your fund is updated online every day and published in various daily newspapers, you always know how your fund is performing.
An investment fund allows you to participate in the international financial markets even with only small investment contributions. As such, the invested capital is spread across numerous asset categories and investment instruments. This broad diversification reduces the overall risk of the investment, while allowing you to exploit the opportunities presented by the market.
Your investments in funds are not subject to waiting periods. You decide both how much you want to invest, and for how long. And you can sell all or part of the assets you have invested in funds on any day. So you retain an element of flexibility in respect of your investments.
Investment fund products provide you with the security of investor protection measures. Investment funds are considered special assets and are, therefore, not directly affected if the fund management company declares bankruptcy – the fund assets are preserved separately and do not become part of the bankrupt's estate.
When you invest in a fund, your money is managed by experienced professionals. This gives you access to investment opportunities that are often beyond the reach of the private investor. Your portfolio manager takes care of the ongoing monitoring and administration of your assets on your behalf – so you can attend to other important things in life.
The financial market is subject to myriad influences, and investment funds are not immune to international tensions either. The following factors have a significant influence on investment funds:
- Price trends
- Interest rate situation
- Market trends
These factors can either affect yield positively or – as risk factors – inhibit the performance of a fund.
When investing with investment funds, you decide whether you want to achieve your financial goals with a single deposit or regular monthly savings contributions. In any case, it pays off for you to invest on a long-term basis. Because the compound interest effect should not be underestimated: If you also invest your interest, your investment amount also increases.