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Glossary of Terms

One of our aims at the ICFR is to bring some clarity to the terms and Institutions involved in international financial regulation.

Detailed below is short list of useful terms and abbreviations. Over the next few weeks this will become a searchable database which we hope you will find useful.

If you would like to add to our list please contact us at [email protected] with your suggestion.

You can also download the complete list by clicking here.


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ACAM
Adjusted SCR
AFM
AMF
Amortization
APER
APRA
ARROW
ASIC
Asset Liability Management 
Asset-backed security (ABS)
AuRC
Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA)
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BAC
BaFin
BASE
Basel II
BAV
BAWe
BCBS
BCCI
BCOBS
BCS
BIPAR
BIS
BOBS
BOFI
BOJ
Book value per share
BRUEGEL
BSC
BSE
Buba
Budget
BVB
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D


DBERR
Default
Derivative
DICJ
Directive
Diversification Benefits
DSM
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E


EBC
ECAI
ECB
Economic Capital
EFAMA
EFC
EFR
EFRAG
EIOPC
Eligible Capital
Emerging markets
Enhanced Capital Requirement (ECR)
EP
ESC
European Securities Committee (ESC)
EVCA
Exchange Rate
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F


Fair (market consistent)
FASB
FCAG
FCD
FDIC
FESCO
FFMS
FGD
FIBV
Financial Instrument
Financial Services Action Plan (FSAP)
Fin-FSA
FOPI
FRC
FSA
FSA (also JFSA)
FSAN
FSAP
FSAP
FSB
FSC
FSCS
FTA
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G


GAAP
GAO
GATS
Globalization
Government-sponsored enterprise (GSE)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Gross National Product (GNP)
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H


Hedge fund
Hedgeable Risk
Hedging
HMT
Hybrid security
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I


IAA
IAASB
IADI
IAIS
IAS
IASB
IASC
ICAS
ICG
ICI
ICMB
IDX
IEA
IFAC
IFRS
IGD
IIROC
IMF
IMFC
IMRO
Inflation
INREV
Inside Information
Insiders' Lists
Institutional investor
Interest
Interest Rate
Intermediation
Internal Model
International Accounting Standards (IAS)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Investment-grade obligation
IOPS
IORP
IOSCO
IPO
ISAs
ISDA
ISP
Issuer
ISVAP
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J


JSE
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L


Lamfalussy Report
LCDX
Leverage
Leveraged buyout (LBO)
LIBOR
LIFFE
Listing Rules
LZB
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M


Market Manipulation
MCR
MERVAL
MGF
MiFID
Mortgage-backed security (MBS)
MPC
Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF)
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N


NAIC
NASD
NGO
Nonperforming loans
NRSRO
NZX
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O


OCC
OECD
OFC
OPRA
Originate-to-distribute model
OSC
OSFI
OTS
Overnight index swap (OIS)
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Passport
PBOC
PCAOB
PIA
Pillar 1 SCR
Pillars 1, 2, 3
PIOB
Private equity
Private equity fund
Prudent Person
Prudential Margin
PSD
PSE
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Q


Qualified Investor
Quantitative Impact Study
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R


RCM
Registration Document
Regulated Market
Regulations
Regulatory arbitrage
Repurchase agreement (repo)
RFS
Risk aversion
Risk Mitigation Techniques
Risk premium
Risk-free (interest) Rate
RMM
ROA
ROE
ROSC
Run-Off Period
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SCR
SEBI
SEC
Securitization
SEPA
SESC
SFBC
SGX
Share Buy-backs
SI
SIB
Solvency I
Solvency II
Sovereign Debt
Spread
SRO
Stabilisation
Standardised approach (to the SCR)
Structured credit product
Structured investment vehicle (SIV)
Subprime mortgage
Supervisory co-operation
Surrender Value Floor
Swap
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T


Tangible assets (TA)
Tangible common equity (TCE)
TASE
Technical provisions
Tier 1 capital
Tier 1 FHC
Tier 2 capital
Total capital
Total debt
Total deposits
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U


UCITS
Unbiased valuation (of an insurance liability)
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V


Value at Risk
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W


WFE
World Bank
WTO
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Y


Yield curve
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