Guaranteed Funds: What are they and how they work

In an economic context of great uncertainty, inflation, and low-interest rates, guaranteed investment funds can be a good option for investors who want to diversify their savings and, at the same time, ensure a certain return on their investment.


As the name implies, guaranteed funds guarantee all or part of the capital invested, as well as a predetermined return over a period of time. This profitability is generally referenced to the evolution of a stock market index, such as Ibex-35, and will depend on certain previously established circumstances being met.

Therefore, it should be borne in mind that with the funds offered by Spanish banks, guaranteed returns are not always assured. The Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) defines these products as funds that ensure that, at least at a certain future date, all or part of the initial investment will be preserved, and in some cases, they may also offer a certain guaranteed return.

Because of the low risk involved, these funds usually provide a low return and are intended for investors who do not want to worry about their money or investments, but are nevertheless a good alternative to fixed-term deposits.


Types of guaranteed investment funds

There are three different categories of guaranteed investment funds, depending on whether they guarantee the totality of the initial investment. Guaranteed fixed-income funds promise investors, as of the maturity date, the recovery of the initial capital and also a predetermined fixed return. These funds are particularly suited to investors with an investment horizon of between six months and three years, who value a high degree of stability for their investments at the expense of performance.

Guaranteed equity funds, on the other hand, only secure the initial investment as of the maturity date. In addition, they offer the possibility of returns linked to the performance of various financial assets or indexes. However, the investor has to bear in mind that if the performance is not as expected, the return may be zero.

There is a third category, partial guarantee funds, which, unlike the previous two, do not insure the entire initial investment, but a percentage, usually 90%. This higher risk is compensated by the possibility of a higher return on maturity, also linked to the evolution of equity instruments, currencies, or other assets.

Low-interest rates have popularised guaranteed equity or partial equity funds, which offer a good balance between security and profitability compared to more conservative funds, such as fixed-income funds, which are very safe but also offer very low profitability. But as always, before making an investment it is vital to assess the risk we are willing to take and to clearly define our investment objectives.

The question, therefore, is: is there any fund that generates high returns and guarantees 100% of the investment and returns?


If you want to know more about superior options to make your money profitable, go to Guaranteed Funds. From 11Onze Recomana we propose you the best options in the market.

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  1. Jordi MorenoJordi Moreno says:

    Ok, gràcies per l’explicació👍

  2. alicia Coiduras Charlesalicia Coiduras Charles says:

    Gràcies per aquesta explicació i resum dels tipus de fons

  3. Pere SorianoPere Soriano says:

    Molt interessant. Gràcies.

  4. Manuel Bullich BuenoManuel Bullich Bueno says:

    Gràcies per l’article 👍

  5. Daniela SimónDaniela Simón says:
  6. Danilo Mario GerardoDanilo Mario Gerardo says:
    Danilo Mario

    Bon dia. Ja és possible invertir en fons garantits de renda fixa?
    Si la resposta és sí, on puc trobar més innformació? (tipus d’interés, comissió que cobra 11Onze,etcètera)

    • AlbertAlbert says:

      Em sap greu, Danilo, però encara no estem oferint aquest producte des d’11Onze.
      Però no t’amoïnis perquè, així que estiguem a punt de llençar cap nou producte o servei financer, ho anunciem a bastament aquí, a La Plaça, i a les nostres xarxes socials, tot especificant-ne les característiques i preus.

      2 years ago
  7. Joan Santacruz CarlúsJoan Santacruz Carlús says:
  8. Francesc Estafanell PujolFrancesc Estafanell Pujol says:
    Francesc de Borja

    Molt aclaridor l’article

  9. Mercè ComasMercè Comas says:

    Està molt bé la informació adreçada als inversors que no necessiten assessorament per part del banc. I perquè si sabem mínimament de què va, aprendrem a preguntar.
    La majoria de clients d’un banc demanen simplificació en
    l’explicació. El banc ha d’informar de si poden perdre capital o aquest està garantit a l’hora de rescatar el fons. No ho fan perquè molts clients ni ho pregunten, no els passa pel cap que puguin perdre diners. Es el parany, enlluernen amb la rendabilitat sense informar del que pot passar, amb l’esperança que sigui un altre gestor qui hagi d’explicar-li la realitat.

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