Segregated Funds (SEG Funds)
A segregated fund combines the performance potential of a mutual fund with the security of an insurance product. Like a mutual fund, a segregated fund is a collection of stocks, bonds and other investments that provide you with an opportunity to "grow" your investment capital. However, a mutual fund is a security, while a segregated fund is an insurance product.
The Segregated Fund Advantage
A segregated fund is actually an insurance contract. So when you invest in Standard Life’s Ideal Segregated Funds family, you become a “contract holder”. As the owner1 of the contract, you are entitled to benefits only segregated funds can offer, such as built-in guarantees. This means that segregated funds can minimize your exposure to market downturns.
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