A mutual fund is a vehicle for joint investment in securities. A mutual fund is managed by a fund manager, with each fund headed by an investment manager, whose role is to manage the fund's assets in accordance with the provisions of the law and the fund's investment policy.
There are various types of mutual funds, which invest in different investment channels, such as stocks or bonds, local or foreign securities, to allow for high asset diversification. An investor in a mutual fund can buy and sell his/her participation units in the fund, on any day it is being traded in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, allowing for high liquidity.
Another advantage of mutual fund investing is tax deferral^. Investors in tax-exempt mutual funds enjoy tax deferrals until they redeem their fund units ##. In addition, unit holders in eligible mutual funds are usually also exempt from buy and sell fees. When choosing the right fund for you, we recommend that you consider criteria such as the fund manager’s reputation and experience, the fund investment managers’ turnover rate and, of course, the fund's performance over time^^.
Altshuler Shaham Mutual Funds Management Ltd. offers the public a wide range of mutual funds tailored to all types of investors and their investment criteria. The company has gained considerable experience and, we believe, has had proven results in managing mutual funds over time. We believe this is due to our ability to combine various investment channels using a professional, careful and responsible approach with a proper measure of boldness and a knack for identifying opportunities^^. Altshuler Shaham's mutual fund family is divided into 11 groups.