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Synonyms for front end

the side that is forward or prominent

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5% maximum front-end load -- that is, the most an investor could pay in up-front fees would be 2.
Furthermore, 12b-1 plan, front-end load, deferred load, standard deviation, turnover ratio, brokerage availability, and total returns are positively related to the expense ratio.
on management fees, front-end loads, fund and family size, date of
Fund B has a high front-end load but a moderate expense ratio.
Front-end load mutual funds are becoming less common, but salesman can receive large compensation from B shares and C shares with commissions buried in the internal costs of the funds that are protected by heavy surrender charges.
In addition, notes EPI, the Morningstar report finds that the use of the less conflicted T shares could boost returns by about 50 basis points when the spread between A shares with a front-end load, charging 5.
The new "T" mutual fund share class "has a uniform front-end load and 12b-1 structure across fund families," Saxena said, noting that the share class was created by asset managers "specifically to make it easier for [brokerage firms] to offer mutual funds within commission-based transactional retirement accounts, within the constraints" of the BIC exemption.
Weiss Ratings looked for variable annuities with no initial sales charge also known as a front-end load, below average costs, a wide selection of mutual fund subaccounts with good performance, issued by insurance companies with a Weiss Financial Strength Rating of A (excellent), B (good) or C (fair).
The average front-end load for unit trusts in the data set is 4.
Today, an investor who buys a load fund has to decide among front-end load funds, back-end load funds, funds with 12b-1 fees, funds with 12b-1 fees and declining redemption fees and so forth.
In order to allow investors to buy shares without a front-end load, but to continue to pay brokers a commission comparable to the one on A shares, traditional "sales force marketed" fund groups devised Class B shares.
Purchasing a true no-load mutual fund, however, permits the mutual fund shareholder to avoid both a front-end load and a surrender charge.
Mutual funds have come a long ways from the days when they were available in only two flavors: no-load and front-end load.
Class A shares, for example, typically bear a front-end load with various "break-points," (113) with or without an ongoing 12b-1 fee.