SEC Form 18-12G

AAA

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 18-12G'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the "Application for Registration of Foreign Governments and Political Subdivisions", required for foreign governments wishing to offer a security for sale on the U.S. market. The information required from a foreign government on this form includes the title, type and amount of security, as well as the exchanges it will trade on.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form 18-12G'

SEC Form 18-12G is helpful to investors trying to research a foreign security that is currently available in the U.S. investment markets. By analyzing SEC Form 18-12G, an investor can gain a better understanding of which department of a foreign government is issuing the security, as well as the key details for that security (maturity date, interest or dividend rate, size of the issue, etc). Related SEC Forms: SEC Forms 18-12G/A, 18-12B, 18-12B/A

RELATED TERMS
  1. Investment Company Act Of 1940

    Created in 1940 through an act of Congress, this piece of legislation ...
  2. SEC Form 18-12B

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also ...
  3. SEC DEL AM Filing

    Annual and transition reports pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d) ...
  4. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis ...

    The electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange ...
  5. Annual Report

    1. An annual publication that public corporations must provide ...
  6. Foreign Direct Investment - FDI

    An investment made by a company or entity based in one country, ...
Related Articles
  1. Evaluating Country Risk For International ...
    Options & Futures

    Evaluating Country Risk For International ...

  2. Investigating The Securities Police
    Professionals

    Investigating The Securities Police

  3. Who's Looking Out For Investors?
    Personal Finance

    Who's Looking Out For Investors?

  4. Financial Regulators: Who They Are And ...
    Options & Futures

    Financial Regulators: Who They Are And ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Due Diligence - DD

    1. An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to ...
  2. Certificate Of Deposit - CD

    A savings certificate entitling the bearer to receive interest. A CD bears a maturity date, a specified fixed interest rate ...
  3. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  4. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
  5. Ratio Analysis

    Quantitative analysis of information contained in a company’s financial statements. Ratio analysis is based on line items ...
  6. Days Payable Outstanding - DPO

    A company's average payable period. Calculated as: ending accounts payable / (cost of sales/number of days).
Trading Center