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Feeder Fund

A unit trust which invests directly into another fund or funds rather than into the market.

Financial Information Exchange

A messaging standard developed specifically for the real-time electronic exchange of securities transactions.

Financial Market

Market for the exchange of capital and credit in the economy. Financial markets include the stock market, bond market, commodities market, and foreign exchange market. Financial markets may also be categorized as either money markets or capital markets. Money markets deal in short term debt instruments whereas capital markets trade in long term debt and equity instruments.

Financial Performance

A company's ability to generate new resources from day-to-day operations over a period of time. Performance is gauged by net income and cash from operations.

Financial Risk

Financial exposure to uncertainty.

Financial System

An information system, comprised of one or more applications, that is used for any of the following: collecting, processing, maintaining, transmitting, and reporting data about financial events; supporting financial planning or budgeting activities; accumulating and reporting cost information; or supporting the preparation of financial statements.

Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index

A market index which was launched on 13th February 1984. It is a weighted arithmetic index based on the minute-by-minute share price movements of 100 of the most highly capitalised companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Financial Times Stock Exchange Actuaries All-Share Index

The main benchmark for UK portfolio performance. The composite index of nearly all UK shares on the London Stock Exchange. It is a weighted arithmetic index calculated at the end of each trading day. It covers all three segments of the market (small, medium and large).

Fixed Assets

Assets owned by a corporation which are not generally intended for sale in the normal course of the business. These assets represent tangible property and are highly illiquid. Buildings, machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures are examples of fixed assets.

Fixed Interest Securities

Securities which, like debenture stocks and loan stocks, carry a fixed rate of interest called the coupon. They also have a redemption value, which is the amount repaid at the redemption date. The market price may range above or below the redemption (or par) value. Most such securities have a fixed redemption date, or a time within which they must be redeemed. In the wider market, fixed interest securities include British government stocks (gilts) and all types of corporate or government bond.

Fixed-Income Funds

Mutual Funds that invest in mortgages, bonds, or a combination of both. Mortgages and bonds are issued at a fixed rate of interest and are known as fixed-income securities.

Fixed-Income Investments

Securities that pay a fixed rate of return. They include government, corporate and municipal bonds that pay a fixed rate until maturity and preferred stock that pays a fixed dividend.


Predicting current and future market trends using existing data and facts. Analysts rely on technical and fundamental statistics to predict the directions of the economy, stock market and individual securities.

Foreign Exchange

Instruments, such as paper currency, notes, and checks, used to make payments between countries.


Abbreviation for Foreign Exchange.

Front Office

Revenue generating sales personnel in a brokerage, insurance, or other financial services operation.

Front-End Load

The initial service charge paid by investors at the time of purchase. First State Funds typically carry a 5% front-end load.

FTSE International

FTSE International is one of the world's leading index calculation specialists. They were established as an autonomous company in 1995, and are co-owned by the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Times. They create and operate a range of computerised Stock Exchange indices, some of which date back to 1963.

Fully invested

If all the money in a fund is invested, rather than having some held in cash form, the fund is said to be fully invested.


Money normally set apart for a purpose, for example, a pension fund to provide pensions.

Fund Manager

The person responsible for the investment of a mutual fund's assets, implementing its investment strategy and management in day-to-day portfolio trading.

Fund Size

The total net asset value (NAV) of the fund

Fundamental Analysis

Research and examination of a corporation's financial statements and balance sheets to predict the future price movements of their securities. Among other indicators, fundamental analysts study past records of assets, earnings, sales, products, management and markets to predict future trends. In contrast to fundamental analysis, technical analysis does not consider a corporation's financial data. Technical analysts rely on price and volume movements of stocks.


Contracts covering the sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a commodity exchange.

Futures Market

A commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded.

FX Option (currency option)

Right to buy or sell a specified amount of foreign currency at a fixed price.