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Collective Investments

Collective investments are also known as unit trusts, investment trusts and OEICs. In all cases an individual is able to invest in a basket of shares of different companies, that way spreading his or her equity investment risk.

With a collective investment your money is pooled, along with that of other investors, to create a large capital sum. Professional fund managers then use this capital sum to build up a large actively managed portfolio of investments. This approach enables you, indirectly, to hold a wide range of stocks and shares in a way which would not be practical for an individual investor, whilst minimising the effects on your capital of fluctuations in individual share values.

Collectives can also invest in fixed interest instruments. These include UK government stock, also known as gilt edged stock or "gilts" for short. Corporate bonds are also fixed interest instruments and both represent direct borrowing on the part of the issuer of the bonds. They are referred to as "fixed interest" because their cost of borrowing is fixed, while the price of the bonds themselves may float up or down depending on supply and demand.

Traditionally, fixed interest investments have been regarded as a safe option. However it is important to remember that not only do they fluctuate in price, but also that the investor risks that the issuer may not be able to pay the interest (coupon) on the bonds, or the principal when the bonds mature.

With a collective investment you have access to expert full time investment management, reducing the risk and complexities of direct investment into equities. Your money becomes part of a much larger investment portfolio with much larger individual investments, as well as more individual holdings.



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Twigden Asset Management Ltd, King William House, 46 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2QT
T: 01234 270074
F: 01234 327331

Email: debbie@twigdenasset.co.uk

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Registered in: England & Wales

Twigden Asset Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Twigden Asset Management Ltd entered on the Financial Services Register (www.fca.org.uk/register) under reference 223678.

The information contained in this web site is subject to UK regulatory regime and is therefore restricted to consumers based in the UK.

Please note that the information contained within this web site does not represent individual financial advice. If you require advice or further information this may be obtained by contacting Twigden Asset Management Ltd.

FCA does not regulate some forms of IHT planning.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage, think carefully about securing other debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received or a product we have arranged on your behalf, a copy of our complaints procedure, which sets out how we will handle your complaint, is available upon request. If we are unable to settle your complaint or you are unhappy with our response, you may be able to refer it to theFinancial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

Further information about the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is available from their website http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

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