Authority bondA bond issued by a government agency or a corporation created to manage a revenue-producing public enterprise. The difference between an authority bond and a municipal bond is that margin protections may be incorporated in the authority bond contract as well as in the legislation that enables the authority.
Trade Promotion AuthorityTrade Promotion Authority
New (in 2000) name being used for Fast Track.
The concept in technical analysis that a trend in a share price is more meaningful if the number of shares traded (the 'volume') is high. A trend with low volume has less authority.
Local authority investmentLocal authority investment
A bond issued by a local authority in order to raise capital for its budget.
Personal Investment AuthorityPersonal Investment Authority
A Self Regulating Organisation (SRO) authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) which regulates the majority of companies conducting investment business with private investors in the financial services market.The PIA replaced FIMBRA and LAUTRO and some activities of IMRO and the SFA in 1994.All regulatory functions of the PIA were taken over by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in December 2001.
Securities and Futures AuthoritySecurities and Futures Authority
A Self Regulating Organisation (SRO) with responsibility for the regulation of firms engaged in the securities and futures sectors of the financial services market.Companies regulated by the SFA are those engaged in dealing or advising in securities or derivatives including shares, bonds, traded options, corporate finance and futures. A list of authorised firms is published from time to time by the SFA enabling clients to confirm authenticity.All regulatory functions of the SFA have been taken over by the Financial Services Authority as of December 2001.
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Water authority search fee
UK Listing Authority
Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority
Local authority searches
Financial Services Authority