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What is 'A-Share'

In a family of multi-class mutual funds, this is the class that is usually characterized by a loaded fee structure. Class A mutual fund units will commonly have a front- or rear-end load, to compensate for the sales person's commission. Not all fund companies follow this class structure; however, it is the prominent method of distinction.

Explaining 'A-Share'

Typically, the class A fund has a lower management expense ratio compared to the other classes within the same family. This is due to the load that is added to the acquisition cost, or redemption.


Further Reading


Information Flows and Volatility Spillover across A Share and B share Market in China [J]
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… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …

Financial development and economic growth: Evidence from GhanaFinancial development and economic growth: Evidence from Ghana
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …

Financial development and economic growth: A review and new evidenceFinancial development and economic growth: A review and new evidence
academic.oup.com [PDF]
… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …

Financial liberalisation, stockmarkets and economic developmentFinancial liberalisation, stockmarkets and economic development
academic.oup.com [PDF]
… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …

A new database on the structure and development of the financial sectorA new database on the structure and development of the financial sector
academic.oup.com [PDF]
… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …

Financial development and economic growth: Is Schumpeter right?Financial development and economic growth: Is Schumpeter right?
journaljemt.com [PDF]
… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …

An Empirical Study of A-share Stock Market's Initial Returns with No Limitation of IPO/s P/E RatioAn Empirical Study of A-share Stock Market's Initial Returns with No Limitation of IPO/s P/E Ratio
en.cnki.com.cn [PDF]
… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …

Tunneling and Ownership Structure of a Firm: Evidence from Controlling Shareholder's Embezzlement of Listed Company's Funds in China <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-KJYJ200412000.htm' />Tunneling and Ownership Structure of a Firm: Evidence from Controlling Shareholder's Embezzlement of Listed Company's Funds in China [J]
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… However, the authors find no spillover effect from B share to A share at any … 4, LIU Jian-chun (Economic College Jinan University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510 632,China);The … 5, LUO Jian-mei (The Southwest University of Financial and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610074 …



Q&A About A-Share


What is the main topic of this article?

This article is about A-Share.

How are Class A shares different from other classes within the same family?

Typically, the class A fund has a lower management expense ratio compared to other classes within the same family. This is due to the load that is added to acquisition cost or redemption.

Are all fund companies that use multi-class funds structured in this way?

No, not all fund companies follow this class structure; however, it is the prominent method of distinction.

What does a class A share have?

Class A shares will commonly have a front- or rear-end load, to compensate for the sales person's commission.