Investment management

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Investment management

The process of managing money. Also called portfolio management and money management.

Asset Management

The act or practice of an investment advisory firm making investment decisions on behalf of a client. Asset management often opens up more potential investment vehicles up to the client. Another advantage is that, theoretically, asset managers have more knowledge and experience in making appropriate investment decisions than their clients. Asset management is usually limited to institutional investors and high net-worth individuals, as it is usually expensive.
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I mentioned earlier that nobody can time markets, but surely a professional fund manager who does this for a living on a daily basis has more of an idea than your friends at the monthly share club meeting?
This would be a substantial multi-million-pound fund run by a professional fund manager, with the Welsh Assembly Government and a private sector funder having equal stakes.
The ruling said that a prison term without suspension -- a rather harsh sentence for a defendant charged only with Securities and Exchange Law violations -- is appropriate as the crime was ''vicious'' and was committed by ''a professional fund manager.
The bill calls for the organization of a "fund of funds" and the hiring of a qualified professional fund manager to direct it.
By using a collective investment you are also spreading the risk by using a professional fund manager to invest in a wide range of assets.
A professional fund manager does all the buying and selling and is the hands-on decision maker.
For most of us who lack the time or the inclination to study the stock market, there is something comforting about the notion that a professional fund manager is, in essence, making decisions on our behalf.
There is also the comfort that a professional fund manager is carefully watching the market.
He added: "The City continues to churn out noise on a daily basis that makes people believe they need to engage a professional fund manager to try to beat the market - you don't.
Taking the long-term view is easiest done through collective investment schemes - unit trusts/mutual funds - which pool investors' cash and employ a professional fund manager, backed by a team of investment analysts, to pick the best companies/stocks and shares to invest in.
EISs are clearly even higher risk investments that VCTs, but it is possible to build up a portfolio of EISs in different companies, or even have your portfolio managed by a professional fund manager.
The task of professional fund manager is to anticipate future market trends and make rational investment decisions to realise both capital growth and steady earnings streams for clients.

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