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Measure of the degree to which a business is funded by debt rather than shareholders' equity. The US expression for the same thing is leverage. A highly geared company carries a lot of debt.

General Ledger

Accounting records that show all the financial statement accounts of a business.

Geographic Spread

The distribution of the investments in an investment trust's portfolio over different parts of the world, usually by country or region.

Gilt-Edged Securities

UK government bonds. Often used as a synonym for high quality. The securities are known as gilts, the market is the gilt market.

Global Bonds

Bonds designed to qualify for immediate trading in any domestic capital market and in the Euromarket.

Global Custody

Processing cross-border securities trades, keeping financial assets safe and servicing the associated portfolios.

Global Fund

A mutual fund that is free to invest in companies located anywhere in the World, including your own country.


Tendency toward a worldwide investment and business environment, and the integration of national capital markets.

Gross Domestic Product

Total value of all goods and services produced domestically each year by a country. It equals gross national product minus income from abroad. Most countries use this definition; US official statistics use gross national product.

Gross National Product

Total value of goods and services produced each year by a country. Real growth in GNP measures the increase in output after subtracting the effect of inflation.

Gross Redemption Yield

Return on a fixed interest security, or any investment with a known life, expressed as an annual percentage. Redemption yield measures the capital as well as income return on investments with a fixed life.

Gross Yield on Assets

The total gross revenue that would be earned in a complete year from all securities and investments held as a percentage of total assets less current liabilities.

Growth and Income Fund

A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks with a history of capital gains (growth) and consistent dividend payments (income).

Growth Fund

A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks with a history of and future potential for capital gains.

Growth Investment

An investment with a main objective of increasing principal rather than generating income.