Glossary: f

Feuhold: Is the Scottish equivalent of what is known in England and Wales as freehold.

 

Financial Services Authority (FSA): The main financial services regulatory body in the United Kingdom. FSA is the designated agency under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the regulator of exchanges, clearing houses, recognised professional bodies, banks, wholesale money markets and certain investment businesses.

 

Fixed income securities: is a debt instrument issued by a government, corporation or other entity to finance and expand their operations. Fixed-income securities provide investors a return in the form of fixed periodic payments and eventual return of principal at maturity.

 

Flat yield: The most commonly used yield calculation, which divides the annual income paid by the market price.

 

Footfall: The number of pedestrians passing through a building or area, eg a shopping centre.

 

Freehold: The absolute ownership of land without burdens, encumbrances or which is overshadowed by a higher form of ownership. See feuhold below.

 

FTSE/EPRA NAREIT index: Global Real Estate Index Series is designed to present general trends in eligible real estate equities worldwide. Relevant activities are defined as the ownership, disposal and development of income-producing real estate. The index series now covers Global, Developed and Emerging indices, as well the UK’s AIM market.

 

Fund of funds: A fund investment strategy that simultaneously invests in several funds, thereby aiming to reduce the performance risk inherent in any one fund. The manager of the fund selects which funds to invest in, but not the individual stocks. This type of investment is also called multi-management investment.

 

Fund size: The total value of assets in fund plus the amount of uninvested capital.

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