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A Type

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A company or fund that gathers capital from a number of investors to create a pool of money that is then re-invested into stocks, bonds and other assets.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from InvestmentOrDeposit
amount MonetaryAmount  or
The amount of money.
Properties from FinancialProduct
annualPercentageRate Number  or
The annual rate that is charged for borrowing (or made by investing), expressed as a single percentage number that represents the actual yearly cost of funds over the term of a loan. This includes any fees or additional costs associated with the transaction.
feesAndCommissionsSpecification Text  or
Description of fees, commissions, and other terms applied either to a class of financial product, or by a financial service organization.
interestRate Number  or
The interest rate, charged or paid, applicable to the financial product. Note: This is different from the calculated annualPercentageRate.
Properties from Service
aggregateRating AggregateRating The overall rating, based on a collection of reviews or ratings, of the item.
areaServed AdministrativeArea  or
GeoShape  or
Place  or
The geographic area where a service or offered item is provided. Supersedes serviceArea.
audience Audience An intended audience, i.e. a group for whom something was created. Supersedes serviceAudience.
availableChannel ServiceChannel A means of accessing the service (e.g. a phone bank, a web site, a location, etc.).
award Text An award won by or for this item. Supersedes awards.
brand Brand  or
The brand(s) associated with a product or service, or the brand(s) maintained by an organization or business person.
broker Organization  or
An entity that arranges for an exchange between a buyer and a seller. In most cases a broker never acquires or releases ownership of a product or service involved in an exchange. If it is not clear whether an entity is a broker, seller, or buyer, the latter two terms are preferred. Supersedes bookingAgent.
category CategoryCode  or
PhysicalActivityCategory  or
Text  or
Thing  or
A category for the item. Greater signs or slashes can be used to informally indicate a category hierarchy.
hasOfferCatalog OfferCatalog Indicates an OfferCatalog listing for this Organization, Person, or Service.
hoursAvailable OpeningHoursSpecification The hours during which this service or contact is available.
isRelatedTo Product  or
A pointer to another, somehow related product (or multiple products).
isSimilarTo Product  or
A pointer to another, functionally similar product (or multiple products).
logo ImageObject  or
An associated logo.
offers Demand  or
An offer to provide this item—for example, an offer to sell a product, rent the DVD of a movie, perform a service, or give away tickets to an event. Use businessFunction to indicate the kind of transaction offered, i.e. sell, lease, etc. This property can also be used to describe a Demand. While this property is listed as expected on a number of common types, it can be used in others. In that case, using a second type, such as Product or a subtype of Product, can clarify the nature of the offer.
Inverse property: itemOffered
provider Organization  or
The service provider, service operator, or service performer; the goods producer. Another party (a seller) may offer those services or goods on behalf of the provider. A provider may also serve as the seller. Supersedes carrier.
providerMobility Text Indicates the mobility of a provided service (e.g. 'static', 'dynamic').
review Review A review of the item. Supersedes reviews.
serviceOutput Thing The tangible thing generated by the service, e.g. a passport, permit, etc. Supersedes produces.
serviceType GovernmentBenefitsType  or
The type of service being offered, e.g. veterans' benefits, emergency relief, etc.
slogan Text A slogan or motto associated with the item.
termsOfService Text  or
Human-readable terms of service documentation.
Properties from Thing
additionalType Text  or
An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. Typically the value is a URI-identified RDF class, and in this case corresponds to the use of rdf:type in RDF. Text values can be used sparingly, for cases where useful information can be added without their being an appropriate schema to reference. In the case of text values, the class label should follow the style guide
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text  or
A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier PropertyValue  or
Text  or
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.
subjectOf CreativeWork  or
A CreativeWork or Event about this Thing.
Inverse property: about
url URL URL of the item.


Financial Industry Business Ontology project
This element is based on the work of the Financial Industry Business Ontology project (see for details), in support of the W3C Financial Industry Business Ontology Community Group ( Many class and property definitions are inspired by or based on



Example 1
Example notes or example HTML without markup.
    <h1>Guaranteed Interest Fund</h1>
    <p>This type of secure investment grows your money at a guaranteed rate of interest for a fixed period. It is ideal for investors looking for capital security.</p>
    <div>Amount to be invested $25,000 to $99,999</div>
    <div>Guaranteed interest rate 1.25%</div>
Example encoded as Microdata embedded in HTML.
  <div itemscope itemtype="">
    <h1 itemprop="name">Guaranteed Interest Fund</h1>
    <p itemprop="description">This type of secure investment grows your money at a guaranteed rate of interest for a fixed period. It is ideal for investors looking for capital security.</p>
    <div itemprop="amount" itemscope itemtype="">Amount to be invested <span itemprop="currency" content="USD">$</span><span itemprop="minAmount" content="25000">25,000</span> to $<span itemprop="maxAmount" content="99000">99,999</span></div>
    <div>Guaranteed interest rate <span itemprop="interestRate" content="1.25">1.25%</span></div>
Example encoded as RDFa embedded in HTML.
<body vocab="">
  <div typeof="">
    <h1 property="name">Guaranteed Interest Fund</h1>
    <p property="description">This type of secure investment grows your money at a guaranteed rate of interest for a fixed period. It is ideal for investors looking for capital security.</p>
    <div property="amount" typeof="">Amount to be invested <span property="currency" content="USD">$</span><span property="minAmount" content="25000">25,000</span> to $<span property="maxAmount" content="99000">99,999</span></div>
    <div>Guaranteed interest rate <span property="interestRate" content="1.25">1.25%</span></div>
Example encoded as JSON-LD in a HTML script tag.
<script type="application/ld+json">
  "@context": "",
  "@type": "InvestmentFund",
  "name": "Guaranteed Interest Fund",
  "description": "This type of secure investment grows your money at a guaranteed rate of interest for a fixed period. It is ideal for investors looking for capital security.",
  "amount": {
    "@type": "MonetaryAmount",
    "currency": "USD",
    "minAmount": "25000",
    "maxAmount": "90000"
  "interestRate": "1.25"
Structured representation of the JSON-LD example.