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Practice Area Overview

Investment funds manage funds corresponding to several individual investors by investing them in financial instruments of a different nature, therefore representing a diversified investment alternative.

There are different kinds of investment funds. On one hand, there are funds focused on retail investors and others that are considered as an alternative investment. On the other hand, other alternative investment funds include entities such as hedge funds, real estate funds, and venture capital funds.

The rules governing the financial markets aim to efficiently channel savings into productive investment, ensuring market stability and investor protection, so that a balanced growth that contributes to job creation is achieved.

The recent financial crisis has highlighted serious shortcomings in the systems of financial supervision and there has been a loss in confidence in the financial market, hence new legislation has been needed to strengthen monitoring systems and protection of private citizens to restore that confidence.

In practice, managing an investment fund not only involves making financial management, but can also entail advice on business and professional management that allows the creation, development, or maintenance of business. 

Therefore, the intervention of investment funds in certain sectors can assume, on the one hand, the provision of financing needed for that businesses, and on the other hand, participation in the activity of these companies by qualified professionals that can improve their management through the contribution of their knowledge and experience, consequently improving their efficiency.

Investment funds provide an opportunity for small and medium investors to participate in the capital markets with counseling that is available to major investors.

Depending on the risk and return to be obtained, there are different types of investment funds, being able to choose between lower risk funds offering lower returns or other riskier, which offer higher returns.

However, there is the possibility of contracting additional services to mitigate risk while investing in a risky fund, which may be an alternative for families and traditional savers. 
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