Target risk fund

Target Risk Fund

A fund of funds that invests predominantly or exclusively in mutual funds with a certain level of risk. That is, a target risk fund may be conservative, investing largely in bond funds and the like, or aggressive, investing in funds with initial public offerings. The target risk fund may also be somewhere between the two. A target risk fund is useful when an investor has a certain level of risk tolerance.

Target risk fund.

A target risk fund is a fund of funds that maintains a specific asset allocation in order to provide an essentially level exposure to investment risk.

You may find a target risk fund attractive if you want a professional manager to keep your portfolio aligned with your risk tolerance as you pursue specific investment goals.

Target risk funds are generally available with conservative, moderate, and aggressive portfolios, and some mutual fund companies offer even more finely tuned approaches.

Like other funds of funds, the fees you pay for a target risk fund may be higher than you would pay to own each of the individual funds separately. However, these fees pay for an additional level of professional oversight.

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