Global Registered Share

DEFINITION of 'Global Registered Share'

A share issued and registered in multiple markets around the world. Global registered shares represent the same class of shares. Also known as a "global share".

BREAKING DOWN 'Global Registered Share'

These shares are issued in the U.S. and registered in different countries, thereby making them foreign securities. They provide shareholders across the globe with equal corporate rights.

Global registered shares should not be confused with American depositary receipt (ADRs) or global depositary receipts (GDRs), which are domestic securities representing a foreign (outside the U.S.) interest.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Shareholder Register

    A list of active owners of a company's shares, updated on an ...
  2. Y

    A letter that appears on a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that ...
  3. Global Depositary Receipt - GDR

    1. A bank certificate issued in more than one country for shares ...
  4. Registered Holder

    Shareholders who hold their shares directly with a company.
  5. SEC Form F-6

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) required ...
  6. American Depositary Receipt - ADR

    A negotiable certificate issued by a U.S. bank representing a ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Investing in Foreign Stocks: ADRs and GDRs

    Depositary Receipts are easy ways to invest in foreign stocks, regardless of what part of the world you live in.
  2. Investing

    How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  3. Bonds & Fixed Income

    An Introduction To Depositary Receipts

    Learn about a security that allows you to invest in a foreign company through your local exchange.
  4. Investing Basics

    What are Issued Shares?

    Issued shares are the amount of authorized stocks a company’s shareholders buy and own. The annual report shows the number of outstanding shares.
  5. Investing Basics

    What are Class B Shares?

    Class B shares are one classification of common stock issued by corporations.
  6. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Which Fund Share Class is Best for Retirement?

    Mutual funds are a popular investment for retirement. Here's how to choose the best share class when investing in them.
  8. Products and Investments

    What's Behind So Many Mutual Fund Share Classes?

    Despite the confusion they create, the number of share classes offered by mutual fund families will most likely continue to grow. Here's why.
  9. Investing Basics

    How Does Dilution Work?

    Dilution refers to the reduction in the percentage equity ownership of a company due to additional equity being issued to other owners.
  10. Options & Futures

    Understanding Rights Issues

    Not sure what to do if a company invites you to buy more shares at discount? Here are some of your options.
RELATED FAQS
  1. Why would a company choose to use global depositary receipts (GDRs) for financing?

    Learn why a company might choose to utilize global depositary receipts for financing, along with the many other benefits ... Read Answer >>
  2. What are the differences between global depositary receipts (GDRs) and American depositary ...

    Discover some of the similarities and differences between global depositary receipts and American depositary receipts, and ... Read Answer >>
  3. What are the benefits of global depositary receipts (GDRs) to investors?

    Discover how the issuance and use of global depositary receipts can benefit investors in a variety of ways, including greater ... Read Answer >>
  4. Does a company's American depositary share equal one share of common stock?

    American depositary shares (ADS) come into play when a foreign company wants its shares to trade on a major American exchange. ... Read Answer >>
  5. Is there a difference between ADR and ADS?

    American depositary receipts (ADRs) allow foreign equities to be traded on U.S. stock exchanges; in fact, this is how the ... Read Answer >>
  6. What parties are involved in the creation of an American depositary receipt?

    An American depositary receipt (ADR) is a legal certificate issued by a recognized U.S. bank that represents a specific number ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  2. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
  3. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is ...
  4. Basis Point (BPS)

    A unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%, and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument. The basis point is commonly ...
  5. Sharing Economy

    An economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else.
  6. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
Trading Center