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Collective investment funds (CIF)

Collective investment funds (CIF) are savings products approved by the French financial markets watchdog Autorité des Marchés Financiers, bar some exceptions, and intended for retail and institutional investors. They invest in financial instruments (equities, bonds, debt securities, etc.) on the basis of criteria outlined in the prospectus, and are managed by entities (asset management companies) that are also subject to Autorité des Marchés Financiers authorization. A CIF provides investors with access to a range of diversified securities; its portfolio is entrusted to a professional; units or shares can be redeemed at any time at their net asset value.

 

(Source: Ostrum Asset Management)

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On 3 April 2018, Natixis Asset Management became Ostrum Asset Management.