This International Capital Markets Glossary, prepared by the Forum for US Securities Lawyers in London (“the Forum”), is a free dictionary of terms frequently used in capital markets deals.

The Forum is a trade association representing over 1,500 US-qualified lawyers practising at a number of law firms and financial institutions in the London capital markets, as well as market participants including securities exchanges, settlement systems and registrars. Founded in 2006, the Forum is an independent, self-funded organization dedicated to addressing issues of, application of and compliance with, US securities laws in the London and international capital markets.

This Glossary is the product of many years of hard work, with contributions from various lawyers and market participants. Based on feedback from clients and market participants, the Forum saw a gap in the market and decided to create an International Capital Markets Glossary, which is intended to act as an essential reference tool for every lawyer, client and market participant, especially those at more junior levels.

This Glossary is available in hard copy (printing was generously sponsored by RR Donnelley), or as a PDF document.

 

 

 

 

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