In this Investment Companies course you will learn about the key features of the main types of investment company, with a particular focus on mutual funds.

US$9 per 365 days


What are Investment Companies:

Investment companies are entities that are primarily engaged in the business of investing in securities or other assets. These companies invest funds they receive from investors on a collective basis, with each investor sharing in any profits or losses in proportion to their interest in the company.

The US investment company space is vast, with trillion dollars invested in the different types of investment vehicles that range from mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to closed-end funds and unit investment trusts.

The most popular type of investment company is the mutual fund, which accounts for nearly 90% of the US investment company market. Investment companies (and particularly mutual funds) are favored by retail investors. In the US, almost half of all households own mutual funds. Over a quarter of US stocks are held by investment funds, which are also key investors in US government and municipal bonds, and commercial paper.

Why it is important:

In this course, you will learn about the key features of the main types of an investment company, with a particular focus on mutual funds.

You will explore the fundamentals of mutual funds, including their basic structure and regulation, pricing and performance measures, and the different types on offer. The various fees and expenses charged by funds, the tax implications of mutual fund investment, and the main regulations governing US investment companies will also be examined.

What will you learn:

  1. Basics about Investment Companies
  2. Mutual Funds basics, features and types
  3. Mutual Funds Structure, Management, and Operations
  4. Shareholders Fees – Mutual Funds
  5. Operating Expenses, Investors and Management
  6. Basics and features of closed-end funds
  7. US Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS)
  8. Mutual Funds Sales & Distribution

Target audience:

Recruits to institutions with derivatives operations, risk managers, research staff, sales and marketing executives, operations and support staff looking to further their derivatives product knowledge, and compliance professionals.


  1. Investment Companies (US) Basics
  2. Mutual Funds (US) Basics
  3. Mutual Funds (US) Features
  4. Mutual Funds (US) Types
  5. Mutual Funds (US) Structure Management and Operation
  6. Mutual Funds (US) Shareholder Fees
  7. Mutual Funds (US) Operating Expenses
  8. Mutual Funds (US) Investors
  9. Mutual Funds (US) Management
  10. Closed-End Funds (US) Basics
  11. Closed-End Funds (US) Features
  12. US Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Basics
  13. Mutual Funds (US) Sales and Distribution
  14. Unit Investment Trusts (US) Basics

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