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Most insurers offer a wide range of funds to suit ones investment objectives, risk profile and time horizons. Different funds have different risk profiles. The potential for returns also varies from fund to fund. The following are some of the common types of funds available along with an indication of their risk characteristics.
1) Equity Funds (Medium to High risk) - Primarily invested in company stocks with the general aim of capital appreciation
2) Income, Fixed Interest and Bond Funds (Medium risk) - Invested in corporate bonds, government securities and other fixed income instruments
3) Cash Funds (Low risk) - Sometimes known as Money Market Funds invested in cash, bank deposits and money market instruments
4) Balanced Funds (Medium risk) - Combining equity investment with fixed interest instruments

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