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Definition: Sub-fund

ECB terminology

Specify a separate class or designation of unit within a fund which invests in a separate pool or portfolio of investments. A "sub-fund" is also known as a "compartment". Each sub-fund constitutes an autonomous and specialised establishment. Specialisation may relate to a particular financial instrument or a given market.
European Central Bank, Guideline of the European Central Bank of 1 August 2007 on monetary, financial institutions and markets statistics (recast), Official Journal of the European Union No L 341, 27.12.2007, p. 1 - 232