• Funds, Trusts & ETFs
  • What is a fund?

How funds work

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What is a fund?

What is a fund

More investment opportunities

By pooling your money with other investors you can take advantage of investment opportunities more easily than if you bought the individual assets yourself.

The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested.

Managed by experts

Fund managers use their knowledge, experience and research to help your money grow and provide you with an income if required. We go deeper to find the most exciting investment opportunities for you. With experts across the globe, carrying out on-the-ground research, our fund managers work out which funds have the potential to outperform the rest.

Spreading the risk

As your investments are invested across a number of different companies, you don't have to rely too heavily on the fortunes of any one company.

How are funds priced?

The shares or units of funds are normally priced each business day. A typical dealing point is at midday, but this can be different with each fund management company. At Fidelity, when you place instructions to buy, sell or switch shares the deal will take place on what's known as a forward pricing basis. This means the units or shares are dealt at the next valuation point and you will not know the actual price the shares were traded at until after the deal has taken place.

Need some help choosing funds?

We have lots of information and guidance to help you find what you're looking for. From a selection of funds that our experts have categorised by risk, start-up portfolios that you can develop at your own pace, through to helpful tools and filters that help you turn over 2,000 investment options into your personal short list. 

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Here to help

If you have any questions, please call our UK-based team.

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0333 300 3350

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Saturday 9am to 6pm.

Please be aware that Fidelity Personal Investing does not give advice. If you are unsure of the suitability of an investment, please contact an authorised financial adviser.