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Open-Ended Investment Company Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Open-Ended Investment Company Activities Market Research Report | SIC K64.304 | Aug 2016

Profitable openings: The industry is expected to grow despite the effects of the EU referendum

IBISWorld’s Open-Ended Investment Company Activities market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Open-ended investment companies (OEICs) and unit trusts are both a type of collective investment scheme that can constantly adjust investment strategy and fund size. Funds invest in a range of assets, including domestic and global equities, government and corporate bonds and other fixed income securities. OEICs are priced to reflect the net asset value (assets less liabilities) of their investments. While fund styles differ significantly to reflect different risk-return preferences, industry performance is nonetheless highly correlated with the performance of financial markets, particularly equity markets.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, OEICs have performed relatively well as compared with their pooled investment peers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry sells several styles of funds that cater to the different risk-return profiles and objectives of different investors. Funds are generally organised and sold to investors based on the underlying assets that form these funds. These can range from broad-ranging financial assets, which include equities, fixed income securities and money market securities, to the narrower sector delineation or style-based funds. Sector funds can range from utility funds to consumer goods funds. Style funds can encompass high-growth funds that invest in emerging countries' securities or balanced funds that may carry a bond component alongside an equity component. Prior to the financial crisis, equity funds were the most popular fund style. How.. purchase to read more


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What is the Open-Ended Investment Company Activities Industry?

Open-ended investment companies (OEICs) are legal entities organised to pool securities or other financial assets, without managing, on behalf of shareholders or beneficiaries. OEICs are authorised by the Financial Services Authority under the Open-Ended Investment Companies (Companies with Variable Capital) Regulations. The industry also includes unit trusts, with the exception of property unit trusts (see IBISWorld report K64.305).

Industry Products
Money market fundsUK equity fundsOverseas equity fundsSovereign bond fundsBritish government securities fundsOthersCorporate bond funds
Industry Activities
Pooling securities or other financial assets Packaging financial assets that are sold to investors

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