Gilt Fund

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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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As a result, long-term gilt funds delivered 17 per cent returns on an average.
5 per cent, while many an income, bond and gilt funds have delivered returns in excess of 12 per cent during the year.
Holders of UK gilt funds have seen spectacular returns this year as demand has driven prices up.
Experts say that it may be a good time to enter income and gilt funds when bond yields touch 8.
In fact, due to steep rate cuts, bond prices moved up and long-term debt funds as well as gilt funds delivered astounding returns of up to 20-30 per cent during this period.
Certain gilt funds that had been favoured at the time have since returned an average of only 2.
Non-gilt funds performed poorly relatively to the Gilt funds as relative performance widened over the second half of the year.
Traditionally, DC pension savers approaching retirement are told to move money gradually away from riskier equity holdings and into lower risk areas like bonds and gilts, possibly gilt funds - typically by 10% of fund value per year in the decade up to retirement.
The assets from this latest mandate will be allocated among passive UK, North America and Index-Linked Gilt funds within the firm's Managed Pension Fund vehicle.
Scheme G, which invests in government securities, has given an average return of 22 per cent against 17 per cent by gilt funds during the same period.
Shares plunged over the same period, and some investors are now being tempted to buy into gilt funds.
In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following segments: debt, equity, Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS), liquid/money market, and GILT funds.