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collateral trust bond

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(USA).

A bond issue that is secured by other securities which are normally held by a trustee under an indenture (cf. defeasance). Used, for example, by parent or holding companies...

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company

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A form of organization for a business, with a legal personality distinct from the individuals taking part in it. This has been found essential in organizing large and complex businesses....

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conglomerate

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Business and Management.

An organization involved in multiple businesses. The businesses are very much independent from each other, with their own general managers and divisional boards setting business strategy.

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consolidated accounts

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The combined accounts of all the members of a group of companies. Such accounts show the profits and losses, assets, and liabilities of the group as a whole, netting out any transfers of...

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diversified investment company

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(USA).

A closed ended mutual fund that invests in a wide variety of financial instruments. The Investment Company Act of 1940 restricts holdings to the lower of 5% of the ...

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equity accounting

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

The practice of showing in a company's accounts a share of the undistributed profits and a share of the net assets of another company in which it holds a share of the equity (usually a...

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group accounts

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An account associated with a group of users. Group accounts can be used to associate a series of access controls with a group of users: for example, ensuring that the group can only read or...

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group company

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

A company that is a subsidiary undertaking or a holding company.

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guaranteed bond

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A bond in which payments of principal or interest are guaranteed by a third party other than the issuer. In the USA this is often a state.

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immediate holding company

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

A company that has a controlling interest in another company, even though it is itself controlled by a third company, which is the holding company of both companies.

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