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Initial charge


A charge that may be taken from your money before it is invested.
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Valuation


The process of working out the value of a fund's assets and liabilities.
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Future


An agreement to buy or sell a fixed amount of a particular asset at a fixed future date and a fixed price. See also 'Derivatives
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Funds of Alternative Investment Funds


FAIFs are authorised investment funds that invest in alternative investment funds such as unregulated funds. Also sometimes called 'funds of hedge funds'. 
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Fund provider


The firm that has responsibility for the operation and administration of the fund. This is normally the same firm as the investment manager, but not always.
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Fund platform or supermarket


An internet-based service that offers information and dealing in a range of authorised investment funds offered by different firms. Find out how to buy and sell funds
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Fund of Funds


Fund that invests into other fund(s). These could be funds managed by the same fund management company or by a different manager.
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Fund manager or fund management company


The company responsible for managing your fund and making decisions on how/when/where to invest.
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Forward pricing


Method of pricing an authorised investment fund whereby the price at which units or shares are sold or bought is calculated at the next time the fund is valued ('valuation point') following receipt of the order to buy or sell.
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Flexible Investment sector


Funds are expected to hold a range of different investments, typically shares, bonds and cash, but can do so in any proportions, for example, up to 100% in shares.
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