Global fund

Global fund

A mutual fund that can invest anywhere in the world, including the U.S.

Global Fund

A mutual fund or other investment company that invests in securities that are traded in various countries. This is done to reduce risk, often political risk. For example, if one country's government announces a larger than normal budget deficit, or the central bank raises interest rates, this may affect security prices in one country, but not necessarily in other countries that did not take equivalent steps. Likewise, if a whole industry fails in one country, but thrives in another, investing in the same industry in both countries hedges one's risk. Some analysts argue that country diversification is less effective in an era of globalization, but other analysts dispute that. A global fund is also called a world fund. See also: Country diversification.

global fund

A mutual fund that includes at least 25% foreign securities in its portfolio. The value of the fund depends on the health of foreign economies and exchange rate movements. A global fund permits an investor to diversify internationally. Also called world fund. Compare international fund.

Global fund.

Global, or world, mutual funds invest in US securities as well as those of other countries. In that way, they differ from international funds, which invest only in non-US markets.

Although global funds may keep as much as 75% of their assets invested in the United States, fund managers are able to take advantage of opportunities they see in various overseas markets.

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Project Details : This project is to provide human resources support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) in Nigeria.
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The new commitment is in addition to the $650 million the Gates Foundation has already contributed since the Global Fund was launched 10 years ago at the World Economic Forum, which convenes the world's top business and political leaders.
Ambassador of Kuwait to the United Nations organizations in Geneva, Dharar Abdul-Razzak Razzooqi announced Monday Kuwait's donation of USD 500,000 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
This ushers in a new era for the Global Fund and I am pleased to see that it is opening the door to new partnerships," said Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS.
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