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Code of Ethics
An investment bank is an institution that deals with the creation of capital for other companies. They act as advisors and agents for a company on matters related to the issue and placement of a stock. Example; during an IPO, it is common to find the issuer engaging the services of an investment bank as the lead advisor on the entire transaction. They also provide stockbrokerage services and can trade in shares at the stock exchange in their own accounts..
This is the requirement that a stockbroker (or agent) should find out about a client’s financial needs, risk tolerance and investment knowledge before making recommendations. This knowledge enables the stockbroker to establish the most suitable securities for the investor..
An extended period when share prices generally keep falling and the stock market index keeps going down..
Collective Investment Schemes are pools of funds from investors that are managed on their behalf by professional money managers who buy a wide range of securities e.g. shares according to the specific investment objectives of the scheme..
This is when a creditor or bank has legal claim against assets e.g. shares, which have been used as collateral to secure a loan. The lien terminates as soon as the loan is paid off..