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A & M trust

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

Abbreviation for accumulation and maintenance trust. See discretionary trust; *18–25 trust.

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A1

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

A description of property or a person that is in the best condition. In marine insurance, before a vessel can be insured, it has to be inspected to check its condition. If it is “maintained...

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ABMTN

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

Abbreviation for asset-backed medium-term note.

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abnormal return

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

The return on an asset or security beyond that predicted by market movements alone (cf. alpha coefficient; specific risk; stock specific risk). See also anomaly; risk premium.

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absolute-rate swap

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

An interest-rate swap in which the fixed interest rate is expressed in terms of an absolute rate.

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ACA

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

Abbreviation for Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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acceptance credit

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

A means of financing the sale of goods, particularly in international trade. It involves a commercial bank or merchant bank extending credit to a foreign importer, whom it deems...

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accepting house

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

An institution specializing in accepting or guaranteeing bills of exchange. A service fee is charged for guaranteeing payment, enabling the bill to be discounted at preferential rates on...

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Accepting Houses Committee

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

A committee representing the main accepting houses in the City of London. Members of the committee are eligible for finer discounts on bills bought by the Bank of England, although this...

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acceptor

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

The drawee of a bill of exchange after acceptance of the bill, i.e. the acceptor has accepted liability by signing the face of the bill.

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