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Synonyms for front end

the side that is forward or prominent

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difference in front-end loads may indicate that corporate funds are sold
differences in management fees and front-end loads, I regress fees and
Before 12b-1 fees, all funds were sold through brokers and carried one-time sales charges known as front-end loads.
Morningstar's Advisor Workstation contains such data as management fees, front-end loads, fund size, date of inception, fund style, and whether the fund is an OEIC or unit trust.
This subsection analyzes two types of fund expenses, front-end loads and annual management fees.
Of the 25 annuities examined that did not impose a front-end load, the combined annual mortality risk charge, expense risk charge and administrative charge (excluding the flat fee) ranged from 0.
The analysis further assumed that neither the variable annuity nor the mutual fund incurred a front-end load or a surrender charge.
Lipper rankings are based on total return of front-end load funds (or Class A shares if a fund has multiple front-end load share classes) in the category (Lipper Multi-Cap Core for all Funds of Seligman Asset Allocation Series) and exclude all other classes of shares.
The complaint announced today has its origins in a March 2003 report jointly issued by NASD and other securities regulators that showed that nearly one in three mutual fund transactions in front-end load mutual funds that appeared eligible for a breakpoint discount did not receive one.
Typically, breakpoint discounts are applied to front-end load Class "A" share transactions to reduce sales loads at the investment levels of $50,000, $100,000, $250,000 and $1 million.
Moreover, Banorte Securities failed to provide guidelines that instructed registered representatives that Class A share off-shore mutual fund purchases eligible for these low front-end loads were generally cheaper for customers than Class B shares.
During 2003 through May 2004, most mutual fund sales at Banorte Securities were in Class B shares, despite the fact that the low front-end loads available to the firm's customers meant that an investment in Class A shares generally yielded a higher return than a similar investment in the Class B shares.