10    Glossary of terms
 
Allocation rate
This is the percentage of your contribution that is invested.
 
Asset
Company shares, fixed interest securities (government or company bonds), property and cash.
 
Bid price
The price at which you can sell units.
 
Collective investment scheme
An arrangement that allows people to pool their savings along with other investors.
 
Contribution
Any payment you make into your policy.
 
Custodian
A financial institution that holds securities for safekeeping on behalf of the investor.
 
Discretion
This is where the company makes a choice on the most appropriate course of action to protect the interests of policyholders.
 
Financial Adviser
A professional who helps individuals manage their finances by providing advice on money issues such as investments.
 
Fund Manager
The organisation or individuals responsible for managing unit-linked funds on behalf of a Life and Pension company. The Society’s unit-linked funds are managed by Standard Life Aberdeen.
 
Fund objectives
These describe the investment aims of the fund and how they will be achieved.
 
 
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