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Which capital market instruments can one invest in?

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One can invest in financial instruments like Shares and or Collective Investment Schemes (Unit Trusts). The bond market is not active at the moment.

Shares

Shares represent part-ownership in a business concern. If you buy shares of a listed company, you become a shareholder and become vested with shareholder rights which include attending Annual General Meetings and have a vote in how company’s affairs are run. To invest in shares, engage licensed securities dealers. A list of licensed Securities dealers is available on the SECZ website.

Unit Trust

This is a professionally managed pool of funds from a group of investors that share the same investment objectives. These funds are pooled together to buy a diversified portfolio of products (or product mix) on the investments market. Each investor has a proportional stake in the portfolio based on how much money he or she contributed. The word “unit” refers to the portion or part of the Portfolio that is owned by the investor. To invest in unit trusts, approach licensed investment managers.