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Welcome to the FE Trustnet Education Centre

Here you'll find educational material designed to help you understand the investment options available to you, alongside useful links to tools and resources across the site, sorted into categories which complement your investment strategy.

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1. Portfolio objectives & constraints
The first thing an investor must do before developing a portfolio is decide upon a clear set of objectives, without which it would be impossible to determine an acceptable level of risk, and apply the constraints needed to achieve returns in that context.

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2. Risk & return in a portfolio

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3. Portfolio Modelling

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4. Cash and money markets

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5. Fixed interest

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6. Investing in equities

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7. Investment Trusts

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8. Investing in property

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9. Analysing companies

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Unit trusts

The most popular type of investment fund among private investors in the UK, providing diversification and professionally managed asset allocation in a simple package.

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Investment trusts

Learn more about closed ended funds and the advantages of this uniquely resilient structure.

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VCTs

Discover the tax advantages of these specialist vehicles, which include special tax incentives to encourage you to invest in small business in the UK.

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Exchange traded funds

Gain instant access to a multitude of indices through these simple, transparent and cheap products.

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Structured products

Learn more about these exotic products, designed to provide a specified return over a set period.

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Offshore funds

Discover a world of funds outside the UK offering exposure to even more potentially lucrative growth streams across the globe.

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Pension funds

Find out how you can invest in the stock market through your pension.

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Insurance bonds

Discover the funds which can be used to support your life insurance policy.

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