Gilt Fund

Gilt Fund

A mutual fund composed primarily or exclusively of gilts. Gilts are a debt security issued by the British government, and thus are the equivalent of U.S. Treasury securities. As such, a gilt fund provides a steady (if small) return at little to no risk.
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Sundaram Gilt Fund, the new entrant in the top 10 list (it was in the short-term gilt fund category last year), returned 13 per cent on a relatively low-risk base.
A few years ago most of it was invested in an equity fund but I have noticed that most of the money has gradually been switched into a gilt fund.
A pounds 5,000 investment in AXA's flagship fund has returned a useful pounds 6,429, while AXA's Sterling Long Gilt fund holds the number two position, returning pounds 6,310 in one year to July 28.
The average UK gilt fund is up 15 per cent over one year.
This is lower than the 25 per cent delivered by the average medium- and longterm gilt fund in 2008, but significantly higher than the - 7 per cent clocked by the category in 2009.
25 under the Dividend Reinvestment and Dividend payout of DWS Gilt Fund.
uk), one way to invest in gilts is to buy a UK gilt fund.
There is another alternative which is a specialist gilt fund that uses some rather clever techniques to provide the security of gilts but with the returns associated with corporate bonds.
All required regulatory approval is received by the Royal London Short Duration Gilt Fund , the Royal London Short Duration Credit Fund and the Royal London Short Duration Global Index Linked Fund and from 7th October will be available for investment.
A gilt fund, for instance, may not be suitable for someone who is 55 years of age and wants to avoid volatility.
This is lower than the 25 per cent delivered by the average medium- and long-term gilt fund in 2008, but significantly higher than the -7 per cent clocked by the category in 2009.
A few long-term gilt funds have given more than 6% returns.