Managed investments guideIntro
Why should you invest in a managed investment?
Which type of managed investment should you invest in?
Depending on the particular managed investment, it might invest in shares, property, fixed interest or cash - or a specific combination of those assets.
When you invest in a managed investment (often called a managed fund), you're allocated a number of units based on how much you invest and the current price of each unit. If you invest $10,000 and the unit price at the time is $1, you would own 10,000 units.
If the fund does well and the value rises to $2 then your investment will be worth $20,000 ($2 x 10,000 units).
Conversely, if the unit price drops to 90 cents, your investment would then be worth $9,000 (90 cents x 10,000 units).
Using managed investments will save you time and effort as the investment manager does all the research for you.
If you'd like more information, talk to your financial adviser. If you don't have an adviser, we can help you find one.