segregated fund


An annuity offered by an insurance company which guarantees a specific percentage return on the investment upon maturity. It is similar to a mutual fund, and is offered by a insurance company. The term "segregated" is used because the funds are kept separate from the issuing company's other investment funds. Segregated funds also contain other beneficial provisions, including the exemption from certain fees, such as the probate fee that would normally be charged when funds are passed to a beneficiary.
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segregated account guaranteed investment fund (GIF)