COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME Definition

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COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME, globally, is any arrangement for pooling several investors funds so that the pooled fund can obtain economies of scale and a spread of investments beyond the reach of individual investors. It is usually called an investment company in the U.S.A.

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PERPETUAL is a fixed income security with no maturity date, such as a preferred stock with no sinking fund.

NO-LOAD FUND is a mutual fund sold directly to investors without commissions paid to salesmen or other up-front costs. Some funds charge surrender fees, although a pure no-load fund has no sales, exit or marketing fees.

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