What is a unit trust?
A unit trust is a fund composed of investors’ money, which is invested in a variety of financial assets.
When you invest in a unit trust, your money is pooled with that of other investors’ to form a fund, and invested into various assets to meet the unit trust’s objectives by a fund manager.
For example, if you invest in a China fund, the fund manager will invest your money into selected opportunities within China.
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Why invest in Unit Trust?
You can diversify your investmentEven within a particular country, Unit Trusts usually spread your money over the shares of many different companies, and may include other non-share assets such as bonds. This helps you to spread the risk so as to achieve more stable returns.
Tap on professional fund manager’s expertiseMost of us wouldn’t be able to afford a fund manager ourselves. Through investing with others in a unit trust that suits our own investment preferences, we are now able to tap on professional expertise and research.
Access various marketsInvesting overseas will be difficult for many of us, as it usually involves a lot of administrative work and research. Certain types of assets also require a large initial investment. Unit Trusts allow you to access all these, hassle-free.
Why invest with us?
We help you invest in unit trust with confidence
“I’m not sure how I should manage my investments”
Our team of specialists constantly monitors your unit trust investment, we will send you alert in case of important events through your online banking, email or mobile.
“No one tells me when to buy or sell my investments”
You can set instant alerts on your investments. Monitor your unit trust fund by setting price alerts through your dashboard. Choose to receive these alerts through your dashboard, email or phone.
“There are too many funds to choose from”
We only recommend unit trusts that are carefully selected, guided by the views of our Wealth Panel.
“I don’t have big amount of cash to invest”
You can start from S$100 a month or S$1000 one time. You can do all this at home securely through online banking.
“I don’t know how well my investments are doing”
Monitor your dashboard for an overview of your portfolio performance. Get updates on each unit trust fund’s performance making it easy to compare, buy and sell your unit trusts or amend monthly investment plans.
Am I eligible to apply?
- Academic – Diploma or degree in Accountancy, Economics, Business, Finance, Commerce, Actuarial Science, Insurance or Capital Markets
- Profession – Professional finance-related qualifications such as the ACCA or CFA
- Investment experience – Made at least 6 transactions in unit trusts, options, investment linked policies or structured investments
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Terms & Conditions for Promotion
General Terms and Conditions for Promotions
OCBC Bank reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion to terminate the promotion or make changes to the promotion or any of these terms and conditions at any time without notice.
The decision of OCBC Bank on all matters relating to this promotion shall be final and binding.
Each customer will only be awarded with a maximum of one cash rebate per promotional period. For multiple transactions in the promotional period, the customer will receive the highest cash rebate that he/she qualifies for.
Terms and Conditions of the S$50 cash rebate promotion.
Applicable only for the first 200 FRANK customers who invest a one-time sum of at least S$2000 in Unit Trust through OCBC’s Online Banking. Promotion is only valid for investments made within this promotion period. The S$50 cash rebate will be credited into your OCBC Savings Account two months after the purchase of the Unit Trust. Your OCBC Savings Account must remain open for you to receive the cash rebate.
Terms and conditions for the S$20 cash rebate promotion
Applicable only for the first 200 FRANK customers who have invested the Unit Trust through OCBC Online Banking with a minimum monthly investment of S$200 a month, for 6 months. The S$20 cash rebate will be credited into your OCBC Savings Account only after 6 consecutive successful monthly investments of at least S$200. Promotion is only valid if the first month’s investment falls within the promotion period. Your OCBC Savings Account must remain open for you to receive the cash rebate.
Terms and Conditions of the 1% sales charge promotion.
Promotional 1% sales charge is valid for all Unit Trust purchases through OCBC Online Banking from now till 30 September 2015.
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