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A managed fund is an investment where your money is pooled together with other people’s money and is invested in a common investment goal by the fund manager. Managed funds are also known as ‘managed investments’ or ‘managed trusts’, because they are a type of trust where the fund manager holds and controls the money on your behalf.
Managed funds are either listed (traded on the share market) or unlisted (bought and sold directly through the fund manager). Listed funds are valued according to supply and demand, whereas unlisted funds are valued weekly by the fund manager.
Learn more about managed funds and how they work in this article.
To help you compare managed funds and choose between the thousands of managed investment schemes on the market, CANSTAR releases annual star ratings reports about the different categories of managed funds.
Compare managed funds using the comparison tool at the top of this page.
In general, the main things you should consider when comparing managed funds are:
Learn more about what to look for in a managed fund.
Written by: TJ Ryan
Please note that these are a general explanation of the meaning of terms used in relation to managed investment funds. Your provider may use different terms, and you should read your product disclosure statement carefully to understand everything that may apply to your fund. You cannot rely on these terms in relation to any managed fund you may purchase.
As of our latest star ratings for managed funds, we research and rate the following managed funds:
For more information on how CANSTAR rates managed funds, read our ratings Methodology.