Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds
Association of Unit Trusts and Investment FundsA trade association formed in 1959 to represent the interests of unit trusts and known then as the Unit Trust Association. The Association was renamed AUTIF in April 1993 and merged with the Fund Manager's Association in February 2002 to form the Investment Management Association (IMA). Its stated objectives are:to make representations to the UK Government on legislative, regulatory and taxation matters which affect the business interests of its membersto liase with the Financial Services Authority and other organisations in the UK and Europe on regulatory matters and other important issuesto increase public awareness and understand ing of investment fundsto seek to improve the standards of training in the industryto seek to integrate personal finance education into the school curriculumto add value to member companies by providing them with information, guidance and assistance in matters related to their businessto offer an information service to external parties interested in the activities of the UK investment funds industryIMA's website is: http://www.investmentfunds.org.uk
International Development Association (IDA)International Development Association (IDA)
Association established to stimulate country development; it was especially suited for less prosperous nations, since it provided loans at low interest rates.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (Nasdaq)National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (Nasdaq)
An electronic quotation system that provides price quotations to market participants about the more actively traded common stock issues in the OTC market. About 4000 common stock issues are included in the Nasdaq system.
Federal National Mortgage AssociationFederal National Mortgage Association
(Fannie Mae): A tax paying corporation created by Congress to support the secondary mortgage market. It purchases and sells residential mortgages insured by FHA or guaranteed by VA as conventional home mortgages.
Savings And Loan AssociationSavings And Loan Association
Originally an association chartered to hold savings and make real estate loans. Federally insured and regulated. Active in long term financing rather than construction loans. Recent changes in federal controls have enabled these associations to offer checking accounts, consumer loans, and other services traditionally offered by banks.
American Land Title Association (ALTA)American Land Title Association (ALTA)
A national association of title insurance companies, abstractors, and agents. The association adopts standard title policy forms.
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International Security Market Association (ISMA)
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American Association of Individual Investors (AAII)
Latin American Free Trade Association
London Bullion Market Association
Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA)
Federal National Mortgage Association
Federal National Mortgage Association (FannieMae)
BBA British Bankers Association
American Association of Individual Investors
National Association of Investors Corporation
Government National Mortgage Association
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European Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
Building And Loan Association
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