Unit trusts and open-ended investment companies (OEICs) are types of collective investment, which allow investors to pool their money with other investors to invest more efficiently in stock and bond markets. As 'open-ended' funds, more shares are issued each time someone invests and sold when they exit. In practice, this means that the asset pool will expand and contract as people buy and sell out of the fund and that the price of the fund always reflects the value of the underlying stocks or bonds.
Emerging Markets funds aim to provide investors with diversified exposure to emerging parts of the world, such as China, India and Latin America. Some have a regional or country-specific focus, others have a more global remit. These parts of the world will often exhibit high growth rates, but may also be subject to higher risks, such as political instability or corruption. Find out more about Emerging Markets