A financing agreement is a type of investment that some institutional investors use because of the low-risk characteristics of the fixed-rate instrument. The term usually refers to an agreement between two parties, with the issuer offering the investor a return on a lump sum investment. Typically, two parties can enter into a legally binding financing agreement and the terms generally describe the expected use of the capital and the expected return to the investor over time. Funding agreement products are similar to capital guarantee funds or guaranteed investment contracts, as both instruments also promise a fixed return with little or no capital risk. In other words, guarantee funds can generally be invested without risk of loss and are generally considered risk-free. However, like certificates of deposit or pensions, financing agreements generally offer only modest returns. Funding agreement products can be offered worldwide and by many types of issuers. They usually do not require registration and often have a higher return than MONEY MARKET funds. Some products may be linked to selling options that allow an investor to terminate the contract after a certain period of time. As might be expected, financing arrangements are the most popular among those who wish to use the products for capital maintenance and not for growth in an investment portfolio.
A financing contract product requires a lump sum investment paid to the seller, who then offers the buyer a fixed return over a period of time, often with the LIBOR-based return, which has become the most popular short-term interest rate benchmark in the world. Mutual of Omaha provides a platform for the proceeds of the financing agreement available to institutional investors. These financing agreements are marketed as conservative products at interest rates with constant income and are offered at fixed maturities at fixed or variable rates. The deposited funds are held as part of the asset account of the United of Omaha Life Insurance Company. After the lump sum investment, the Mutual of Omaha financing agreement allows for termination and repayment by the issuer or investor for any reason, but the terms of the contract require either the issuer or the investor to have 30 to 90 days` notice before the last day of the interest rate period. . . .