What is a fund?
A fund is an investment that pools together money from lots of individuals. The fund manager then invests the money in a wide range of assets e.g. UK shares, overseas shares, bonds etc. Each investor is issued units, which represent a portion of the holdings of a fund.
Different funds specialise in different sectors - for example, if you're interested in Europe you could invest in a fund that focuses on Europe. See our most popular fund sectors.