IPO Plus Fund
The Global IPO Fund is the first mutual fund to focus investment solely on initial public offerings. The Global IPO Fund seeks capital appreciation by investing in the common stocks of IPOs on the offering “Plus” in the aftermarket. The IPO market offers investors the opportunity to experience the rewards of owning fast-growing, innovative companies before they become household names. Microsoft, Cisco and Yahoo! were all once IPOs. Individual investors, however, may find direct investment in IPOs difficult, risky and expensive. Underwriters usually favor institutional clients when allocating IPO shares, so individual investors are often shut out from new issues.
Risk in investing in an IPO can be high as investors often find researching these companies prohibitively time consuming. In addition, direct investment in an IPO can be risky because of the lack of portfolio diversification. Finally, individual investors may not be able to afford the large dollar investment required by many brokerage firms.
In response, Renaissance Capital created the Global IPO Fund as an alternative to direct investment. Renaissance Capital has been researching IPOs since 1991 and is the leading IPO research firm. Renaissance Capital utilizes its proprietary analyses in choosing securities for the Fund's portfolio. As a mutual fund, the Global IPO Fund offers greater diversity than an individual security. And, the Global IPO Fund has a low minimum initial investment of $5,000 for regular accounts, $2,500 for IRAs and $1,000 under the monthly automated investment plan.
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