front-end load

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front-end load

n.
A fee that a mutual fund charges to an investor when the investor buys shares in the fund.

front-end load

n
(Banking & Finance) commission and other expenses paid for as a large proportion of the early payments made by an investor in an insurance policy or a long-term investment plan
front-end loading n

front′-end` load′


n.
(in a mutual fund) a percentage of the first year's payment used for sales commission and future operating expenses.
Also called front′ load`.
[1960–65]
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5bn of funding for Petrodelta and the payment of front-end fees or bonuses to PDVSA which was not specified.
The front-end fees kept going up until it didn't make sense to keep buying.
State and FINRA guidelines limit front-end fees to 15%, but a 15% front-end fee on a $10,000 investment means that only $8,500 is going to work for an investor.
The loan carries an interest rate of three-month Libor for US dollars plus a margin of 4% per year and has normal front-end fees.
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Indeed, franchising is frequently promoted as a business panacea where the franchisor is almost guaranteed success via access to front-end fees and on-going royalties from franchisees, whilst the latter are claimed to exhibit a far higher success profile than conventional small businessmen due to their access to a `tried-and-tested' or `proven' business formula.
Gross proceeds to partnership 100% Less: Selling commissions 8% Estimated organization and selling expenses 4% Acquisition fees 1% Total front-end fees 13% Amount available for investment and working capital 87%
Peck says industries have responded somewhat cautiously - they are looking for assurances that the front-end fees will be equitable.