Thursday, August 28, 2008

All About Managed Investment Schemes

A managed investment scheme is when you pool your money with other investors with the intention of getting back a good return. By using a managed investment scheme, you can access a great many more investment opportunities than if you did it by yourself, but is more complicated than putting your money in a saving accounts. Some investments may require a minimum amount before shares can be purchased. When you pool your resources with others, you can access these types of investments that may otherwise be out of your reach. This means that you can start investing with a smaller amount of money.

You don't need to know a lot about investments when you use a managed investment scheme. Professionals trained in the art of investing do all the hard work. While this means you don't have control of your finances on a day-to-day basis, you can have peace of mind in knowing that they are relatively safe.

Before choosing a managed investment scheme, be sure to check it out on the Australian Securities and Investment website. Each scheme must be registered with the Commission. If it is not, suspect a shady deal and avoid it. You can't afford to risk losing your money in something illegal, there is no harm putting your money in a term deposit while you think it over. Different types of schemes include property or cash management trusts, equity trusts (shares), or agricultural trusts such as horse breeding or aquaculture.

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