SEC Form 40-F

AAA

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 40-F'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the Registration and Annual Report for Canadian Securities Form. It is used by Canadian companies wishing to offer their securities to U.S. investors. In addition to the standard information included on this form describing the security and the company, it also provides domestic and Canadian contact information for the issuer.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form 40-F'

Due to its proximity to the U.S. and the number of companies operating on both sides of the border, many Canadian companies want to make their securities available to U.S. investors. SEC Form 40-F is used to register Canadian securities in the U.S. and can provide valuable insight into Canadian companies. After the initial filing, SEC Form 40-F is also used by Canadian companies to provide their annual report.

Related Forms: SEC Form 40-F/A, 40FR12B, and 40FR12G

RELATED TERMS
  1. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis ...

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

    1. An annual publication that public corporations must provide ...
  3. Fiscal Year - FY

    A period that a company or government uses for accounting purposes ...
  4. Investor Relations - IR

    A department, present in most medium to large public companies, ...
  5. Regulation A

    An exemption from the registration requirements mandated by the ...
  6. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
Related Articles
  1. Financial Footnotes: Start Reading The ...
    Fundamental Analysis

    Financial Footnotes: Start Reading The ...

  2. Get A Job In Compliance
    Professionals

    Get A Job In Compliance

  3. The Flow Of Company Information
    Investing Basics

    The Flow Of Company Information

  4. Policing The Securities Market: An Overview ...
    Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious ...
  2. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the ...
  3. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by ...
  4. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  5. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The ...
  6. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The ...
Trading Center