SEC Form F-3

AAA

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form F-3'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) required for the registration of certain securities by foreign issuers. SEC Form F-3 is used by certain foreign private issuers that have a global market capitalization greater than $75 million and that have reported under the 1934 Act for a minimum of 1 year. It is also used by eligible foreign private issuers to register offerings of non-convertible investment-grade securities.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form F-3'

Form F-3 is also known as the Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933.

This act, often referred to as the "truth in securities" law, requires that these registration forms, providing essential facts, are filed to disclose important information upon registration of a company's securities. Form F-3 helps the SEC achieve the objectives of this act - requiring investors to receive significant information regarding securities offered and prohibiting fraud in the sale of the offered securities.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  2. System for Electronic Document ...

    The system used for electronically filing most securities information ...
  3. Regulation A

    An exemption from the registration requirements mandated by the ...
  4. Securities Exchange Act Of 1934

    The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was created to provide governance ...
  5. Securities Act Of 1933

    A federal piece of legislation enacted as a result of the market ...
  6. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis ...

    The electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. Where can I find a company's annual report and its SEC filings?

    Thanks to the Internet, finding financial reports is easier than ever. Nowadays, every reputable company has an investor ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What happens to the fines collected by the Securities and Exchange Commission?

    When the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces a civil action against a corporation or an individual found guilty ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    The Flow Of Company Information

    Learn how to gather all the pieces before you start to put together your puzzle.
  2. Professionals

    On The Record: Communications With The Public

    NASD Rule 2211 can make or break your career as a registered principal.
  3. Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview Of The SEC

    Find out how this regulatory body protects the rights of investors.
  4. Options & Futures

    Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of Insiders And Institutions

    These transactions reveal much about a stock. We go over what to consider and where to find it.
  5. Taxes

    Is It Smart To Get Dual Citizenship?

    Does it ever make sense to be a citizen of the U.S. and somewhere else? Yes, so you can work minus a visa – not so much, if you get drafted into the army.
  6. Retirement

    Expat In America: Visas To Retire In the U.S.

    It isn't easy for non-citizens to retire in the United States unless a family member is already a citizen. But some visas will allow for longer visits
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The Impact of the Janus Market Timing Ruling

    A look at the impact of the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing.
  8. Options & Futures

    Get To Know These Crucial US Options Market Regulations

    How are options regulated in the U.S and which organizations are involved in options market regulations?
  9. Stock Analysis

    Why Should You Invest In Stratasys Today?

    When Stratasys pre-announced its fourth-quarter earnings, management highlighted that its MakerBot acquisition was underperforming expectations.
  10. Economics

    The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring more freedoms to Cuba.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Price-To-Sales Ratio - PSR

    A valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues. The price-to-sales ratio is an indicator of the ...
  2. Hurdle Rate

    The minimum rate of return on a project or investment required by a manager or investor. In order to compensate for risk, ...
  3. Market Value

    The price an asset would fetch in the marketplace. Market value is also commonly used to refer to the market capitalization ...
  4. Preference Shares

    Company stock with dividends that are paid to shareholders before common stock dividends are paid out. In the event of a ...
  5. Accrued Interest

    1. A term used to describe an accrual accounting method when interest that is either payable or receivable has been recognized, ...
  6. Absorption Costing

    A managerial accounting cost method of expensing all costs associated with manufacturing a particular product. Absorption ...
Trading Center