SEC Form 20FR12B

AAA

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 20FR12B'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is used to register the securities of a foreign company that wishes to trade on U.S. exchanges. This filing is also known as the Registration for a Class of Foreign Private Issues. Information required on this form includes U.S.-based investor relations contacts, an English translation of the company's name, the expected exchange of trading and a full security description.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form 20FR12B'

SEC Form 20FR12B is useful for gaining a better understanding of a foreign based company, especially for newer companies or those with limited English speaking media coverage. By examining SEC Form 20FR12B, an investor can get a basic picture of a company's foreign parent corporation, the nature of the securities issued and who to contact for more information.

Related Forms: SEC Forms 20-F and 20FR12G

RELATED TERMS
  1. SEC Form 26

    A form that is filed by a national securities exchange to notify ...
  2. SEC Form 20FR12G

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which ...
  3. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis ...

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

    1. An annual publication that public corporations must provide ...
  5. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  6. Securities Act Of 1933

    A federal piece of legislation enacted as a result of the market ...
Related Articles
  1. Here we look at the major fund categories that exist for investors seeking international opportunities, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of these funds.
    Investing Basics

    Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

  2. Options & Futures

    Evaluating Country Risk For International ...

  3. Professionals

    Investigating The Securities Police

  4. Personal Finance

    Who's Looking Out For Investors?

Hot Definitions
  1. Capitulation

    When investors give up any previous gains in stock price by selling equities in an effort to get out of the market and into ...
  2. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  3. Conduit Issuer

    An organization, usually a government agency, that issues municipal securities to raise capital for revenue-generating projects ...
  4. Financing Entity

    The party in a financing arrangement that provides money, property, or another asset to an intermediate entity or financed ...
  5. Hyperinflation

    Extremely rapid or out of control inflation. There is no precise numerical definition to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is ...
  6. Gross Rate Of Return

    The total rate of return on an investment before the deduction of any fees or expenses. The gross rate of return is quoted ...
Trading Center