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Corporate actions : a concise guide : an introduction to securities events

Author: Francis Groves
Publisher: Petersfield : Harriman House, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats

A guide that defines what corporate actions are, lists and describes the main corporate actions and shows how individual corporate actions are applied to investors' holdings of securities. It offers  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Groves, Francis.
Corporate actions.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Groves
ISBN: 9780857192158 0857192159
OCLC Number: 868969134
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents: Preface Introduction Quick Guide to Locating Information on Specific Corporate Actions 1. Defining Corporate Actions The characteristics of a share and its issuer - definitions of corporate actions - how the action is decided upon: articles of association, AGMs & EGMs - the board of directors - chief financial officers and treasury departments - legislation underpinning the system. 2. The Main Corporate Actions How many types of corporate action are there? - definitions/descriptions of main types of corporate actions (dividends, scrip dividends, scrip issues, return of capital, consolidation, rights issues, takeover bids, agreed takeovers, de-mergers) - benefits or otherwise for shareholders and share prices. 3. The Corporate Actions Process From the investor's point of view - announcement dates - record dates - ex-dates - effective dates - steps along the way to a takeover - corporate actions information from the share prices pages - typical timetables for returns of capital and rights issues. 4. The Corporate Actions Industry What goes on behind the scenes - chart of the corporate action flow of information - the connections between the main players - the legislative framework. 5. How Well is the Corporate Actions System Working? The volume of actions and cost of corporate actions administration; staff, data and investment - risk and the cost of mistakes in processing - where do the problems arise? - who loses out when mistakes are made? 6. Corporate Actions; Technology and the Future The importance of automation in corporate actions - ISO 15022 and SWIFT - Straight Through Processing (STP) - ISO 20022 - solution providers in corporate actions automation - how likely is it that full standardisation will ever be achieved? 7. Corporate Actions Wreaking Change on Shares Corporate actions, a winding path - a concrete example - how much does the investor need to know? - how important is corporate action information (or the lack of it) as a factor in selecting a sharedealing/investment service? - different routes for information to reach the investor. 8. Shareholder Voting How important is it to vote? - voting by investment funds - differences between the UK & the USA - the Myners Report - the state of affairs for the retail/small investor - voting terminology. 9. Corporate Actions and Taxation Stamp taxes and withholding taxes - illustrations of how different corporate actions can affect income tax and CGT liabilities with some specific shares as examples - treatment of corporate actions for ISA holders - investment funds and corporate actions. 10. Corporate Actions in Different Jurisdictions National differences in corporate actions - Japanese dividends - depository receipts - restrictions on foreign share ownership - different rules for shareholder general meetings - bearer certificates - the removal of corporate actions barriers in the EU? 11. Corporate Actions for Debt Securities The volume of corporate actions relating to bonds - fundamental difference from equity corporate actions - interest and redemption, the basic corporate actions - optional redemption, callable and puttable bonds - variable coupon bonds and floating rate notes - conversions and warrants. 12. Corporate Action Effects Across the Investing Spectrum How corporate actions affect the calculation of stock exchange indices - how charts handle corporate actions - the effects of corporate actions on futures, options, CFDs and ETFs - corporate actions for CDOs - corporate actions and securities lending - hedge funds and corporate actions - corporate actions and the pension fund trustee - corporate actions and crime. 13. Conclusion Glossary Appendices - List of Central Securities Depositories - Capital Gains Tax Example - BIFFA/Severn Trent - Non-rights Issues of Shares Suggested Reading Index
Responsibility: by Francis Groves.


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