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A/B structure

A/B structure   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

Description of a two-tranche transaction: the A tranche is usually in the form of senior debt, while the B tranche

A1

A1   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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1 Used to indicate the best kind of insurance risk at Lloyds of London, hence A1 at Lloyds. For

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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A description of property or a person that is in the best condition. In marine insurance, before a vessel can

AAA

AAA   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Shorthand term (taken from the credit rating system) used informally to indicate top credit worthiness.

AADFI

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

Abbreviation for *Association of African Development Finance Institutions.

aajir

aajir (Islam)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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The lessor in a risk-sharing transaction, a practice permitted under Islamic law (the shira). See ijara.

ABA

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

Abbreviation for *American Bankers Association.

abandon

abandon   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Leaving an option to expire unexercised (cf. cabinet trade; exercise).

abandonment

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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1. The surrender of title, rights, or claim to financial assets or any other type of property.

2. Not exercising

abandonment option

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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A clause in a contract that gives one or both parties the right to withdraw from the agreement at will,

abbreviated accounts

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Formerly, a shorter form of annual accounts that could be filed by an entity qualifying as a small company under

ABC Agreement

ABC Agreement (USA)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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The legal basis for a firm to finance the purchase of a membership of the New York Stock Exchange for

ABC securities

ABC securities (USA)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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A non-interest-paying convertible where the dividends on the underlying issue of common stock are passed through to the holders if

ABCP

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Abbreviation for asset-backed *commercial paper.

ABI

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Abbreviation for *Association of British Insurers.

ability to pay

ability to pay   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Generally a condition of an issuer of long-term debt to meet the principal and interest payments (cf. default). See

ABMTN

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Abbreviation for asset-backed *medium-term note.

abnormal return

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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The return on an asset or security beyond that predicted by market movements alone (cf. alpha coefficient; specific

abnormal return

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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A rate of return for taking a particular risk that is greater than that required by the market. The excess

above par

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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A security which is trading above its redemption value or par value. Purchasers of such securities will make a

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