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initial charge


A charge that may be taken from your money before it is invested.
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single pricing


Some funds have a single price at which investors both buy and sell units or shares in the fund on any one dealing day. Any initial charge is shown separately and is charged in addition to the unit/share price. See also ‘Dual pricing’
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valuation


The process of working out the value of a fund's assets and liabilities.
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gain


See 'Capital
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gearing or leverage


‘Gearing’ is the term given to longer term borrowing by a fund. The objective of gearing is to borrow money and invest it in assets that will earn a profit,- which is greater than the cost of borrowing, thereby enhancing the return to investors. Authorised investment funds that are UCITS are not permitted to ‘gear up’ in this way. Generally, th [..]
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gilt or gilt edged security


The name for a bond (fixed interest security) issued by the UK government to investors when it wants to borrow money.
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global bonds sector


Funds which invest at least 80% of their assets in fixed interest securities.
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global emerging markets bond sector


Funds which invest at least 80% of their assets in emerging market bonds as defined by a recognised Global Emerging Markets Bond index.
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global emerging markets sector


Funds which invest 80% or more of their assets in equities from emerging market countries as defined by the relevant FTSE or MSCI Emerging Markets and Frontier indices. The maximum frontier equity exposure is restricted to 20% of the total fund.
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global equity income sector


Funds that are at least 80% invested in shares that are well diversified by geographic region and aim to produce an above average income on the fund's investments. 
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