Investor Relations Terms

  1. 12B-1 Fund

  2. 1913 Federal Reserve Act

  3. 500 Investor Rule

  4. 500 Shareholder Threshold

  5. Accountable Plan

  6. Accredited Investor

  7. Accumulated Earnings Tax

  8. Acquisition Fee

  9. Acquisition Financing

  10. Actual Owner

  11. Actuarial Basis Of Accounting

  12. Actuarial Cost Method

  13. Adjustment Bond

  14. Administrator

  15. ADV Form

  16. Adverse Opinion

  17. Advisory Management

  18. Aftermarket Report

  19. Agency Cost Of Debt

  20. Agency Costs

  21. Agency Problem

  22. Alexey Miller

  23. All-Holders Rule

  24. Allowance For Credit Losses

  25. Alternative Energy ETF

  26. Analyst Meeting

  27. Analyst Sponsorship

  28. Annual General Meeting - AGM

  29. Annual Report

  30. Anti-Boycott Regulations

  31. Anti-Dilution Provision

  32. Anti-Greenmail Provision

  33. Anti-Reciprocal Rule

  34. Anti-Takeover Measure

  35. Anti-Takeover Statute

  36. Anticipated Holding Period

  37. Appraisal Right

  38. Articles Of Association

  39. Bailout

  40. Bank Administration Institute - BAI

  41. Bank Marketing Association - BMA

  42. Behavioral Accounting

  43. Beneficial Owner

  44. Best Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement - BATNA

  45. Best-Price Rule - Rule 14D-10

  46. Big Ben

  47. Blank Check Preferred Stock

  48. Board Certified In Estate Planning - BCE

  49. Board Of Directors

  50. Board Of Directors - B Of D

  51. Bon Voyage Bonus

  52. Bond Circular

  53. Bonus

  54. Book Closure

  55. BP Oil Spill

  56. Brand

  57. Brand Piracy

  58. Brand Recognition

  59. Brazil ETF

  60. Business Ethics

  61. Canadian Investor Protection Fund - CIPF

  62. Capital Dividend

  63. Captive Real Estate Investment Trust

  64. Cash Dividend

  65. Cash Or Deferred Arrangement - CODA

  66. Casualty And Theft Losses

  67. Catalyst

  68. Central Counterparty Clearing House - CCP

  69. Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement - CIPM

  70. Certified Annuity Specialist - CAS

  71. César Alierta Izuel

  72. Chairman

  73. Checks And Balances

  74. Chief Information Officer - CIO

  75. Chief Operating Officer - COO

  76. Chief Risk Officer - CRO

  77. Chief Security Officer - CSO

  78. Chief Technology Officer - CTO

  79. China Securities Regulatory Commission - CSRC

  80. Classified Board

  81. Closely Held Shares

  82. Closing Bell

  83. Club Deal

  84. Cockroach Theory

  85. Comfort Letter

  86. Compliance Department

  87. Compliance Officer

  88. Concept Company

  89. Conference Call

  90. Consensus Estimate

  91. Consent Solicitation

  92. Constant Dollar Accounting

  93. Contingent Value Rights - CVR

  94. Contractionary Policy

  95. Control Stock

  96. Controlling Interest

  97. Conversion Ratio

  98. Corporate Action

  99. Corporate Citizenship

  100. Corporate Financing Committee

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