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5 by 5 power in trust
abeyance
abstract of title
Academy Of Financial Divorce Practitioners
accept
Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
acknowledge
action to quiet title
adhesion contract
adjudication
adjusted gross estate
administrator
ADV form
adverse use
advertising substantiation
affidavit
affinity fraud
affirmative covenant
agency theory
agreement
Alaska Trust Act
alienate
alienation
alimony
allegation
allonge
alternate valuation date
amendment
antedate
anti-reciprocal rule
antique
antitrust laws
arbitration
arbitration panel
arbitrator
arm's length price
arm's length transaction
arrangement
Article 9
Articles of Association
Articles of Incorporation
as is
assign
assignability
assignee
assignment of rents
assignment to creditors
assignor
attachment
attest
attorney in fact
authentication
authorize
backdate
bankruptcy estate
basket clause
beneficiary
bequeath
bequest
bill of exchange
bill of sale
binder
blind trust
Blue Laws
Blue Sky Laws
Board Certified In Estate Planning (BCE)
boilerplate
bona fide
bond attorney
breach
breach of trust
break fee
brochure rule
business entity concept
business trust
by the book
bylaws
bypass trust
Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)
Canadian Income Trust
Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF)
Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)
cash distribution per unit (CDPU)
causa mortis
caveat emptor
certain and continuous
certificate
certificate in investment performance management (CIPM)
certificate of good standing
certificate of title
certification
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
Certified Financial Divorce Practitioner (CFDP)
Certified Financial Planner
Certified Forensic Financial Analyst (CFFA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
ceteris paribus
Chapter 13
charitable lead trust
charitable remainder trust
charter
Chartered Financial Analyst
Chartered Financial Consultant
Chartered Investment Council
Chartered Trust and Estate Planner
ChFC
Chief Security Officer (CSO)
China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)
Chinese Wall
CIC
class action suit
Clayton Act
clear title
closed union
codicil
coercive incentive
collectible
collusion
commercial frustration
commitment
community income
community property
complex trust
comply
compulsory
compulsory arbitration
con game
condemnation
condition
conditions of contract
confidence game
confidentiality agreement
confirmation
conformed copy
conservator
conservatorship
consideration
contingency
contingent annuity
contingent liability
contingent remainder
contract
contract for deed
contract sale
contractor
contractual liability
contractual lien
conveyance
copyright
corporate agent
Corporate And Criminal Fraud Accountability Act
corporate charter
corporate fiduciary
corporate resolution
Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB)
counterclaim
counteroffer
covenant
credit agreement
crummey trust
custody
customary arrangement
damages
Day of the Jackal fraud
DBA
de facto
de jure corporation
de minimis tax rule
de-escalation clause
Debt Ceiling
decedent
decree
deed
defeasance
defendant
defer
deferred wage increase
delivery
Department of Commerce
Department of the Treasury
Depository Institutions Act of 1982
diamond investment trust
Dirks test
disciplinary layoff
disclaimer
disclaimer of opinion
disclaimer trust
disclosure
disclosure requirements
discretion
discretionary
discretionary beneficiary
discretionary trust
disposition
distributable net income (DNI)
Division of Corporate Finance
documentation
doing business as
donee
donor
drag-along right
due process
Durable Power of Attorney
easement
effective date
Electronic Funds Transfer Act
embezzle
Emergency Banking Act Of 1933
Eminent Domain
encumbered
endorsement
endowment
energy trust
enrolled actuary
enrolled agent
entitlements
entity
equitable owner
escheatment
escrow
escrow account
escrow shares
estate planning
European Covered Bond Council (ECBC)
exclusive
exclusive agency agreement
execution
executor
executrix
exempt transaction
exemption trust
Exon-Florio provision
express agreement
fail-safe
Fair Credit Billing Act
fair price provision
Fair Trade Act
FCC
Federal
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
Federal Reserve Act of 1913
Federal Thrift Regulator
Federal Trade Commission Act Of 1914
fiduciary
fiduciary abuse
fiduciary certification
fiduciary duty
fiduciary fraud
fiduciary negligence
fiduciary risk
filing
Financial And Operational Combined Uniform Single Report (FOCUS REPORT)
financial asset securitization investment trust (FASIT)
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
financial distress costs
Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, And Enforcement Act Of 1989 (FIRREA)
Financial Institutions Regulatory Act
Financial Stability Oversight Council
FIRREA
fixed income clearing corporation (FICC)
fixed price contract
for the benefit of
Foreign Bank Supervision Enhancement Act (FBSEA)
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
foreign invested enterprise (FIE)
forex deal
forfeiture
forgery
Form S-3
foundation
fraud
garnishing
generation-skipping trust
Gold Reserve Act Of 1934
good faith
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLBA)
grandfather clause
grandfathered activities
grant deed
grantor
grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT)
grantor retained income trust (GRIT)
grantor trust rules
gross estate
guarantee
guarantor
guardian
guilt-edged investment
Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
hedge clause
heir
Herfindahl-Hirschman index (HHI)
holdback
holder
holder in due course
Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA)
host contract
hush money
identity score
identity theft
immediate beneficiary
immunity
implied contract
implied warranty
imprimatur
in intestacy
inalienable
inc.
incapacity
incident of ownership
income beneficiary
incorporated
incorporation
independent executor
indirect claim
infringement
inheritance
inheritance tax return
initial filing
injunction
Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Enforcement Act of 1988
Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)
instrument
intellectual property
inter vivos
inter vivos trust
interest in possession trust
Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB)
Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
International Banking Act of 1978
International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
international harmonization
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
International Security Market Association (ISMA)
international standards organization (IOS)
intestate
Investment Advisers Act
Investment Advisors Act of 1940

investment agreement
Investor Protection Act
involuntary conversion
involuntary trust
IP-backed
ironclad
irrevocable
irrevocable income-only trust (IIOT)
irrevocable trust
joint
joint life with last survivor annuity
joint tenancy with right of survivorship
joint venture
joint will
judgment
jurisdiction
late day trading
launder
lead regulator
legacy
legal
legal age
legal entity
legal monopoly
legal risk
legal transfer
legatee
legislative risk
letter of last instructions
letters patent
letters testamentary
liable
libel
license
licensing
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Limited Liability Partnership
limited purpose trust company
liquidated damages
litigate
living trust
living will
LLP
loophole
ltd
Machiavellian
Major Fraud Act of 1989
making delivery
malpractice
mandate
marital-deduction trust
Market Technicians Association (MTA)
McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945
McFadden Act
mediation
medical support withholding
Mello-Roos
mini-Madoff
minor child
misselling
Monetary Control Act
money laundering
moral suasion
moratorium
mortgage lien
municipal
mutual will
NAFTA
named beneficiary
named fiduciary
NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc.
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC)
National Bank Surveillance System
National Securities Markets Improvement Act Of 1996 (NSMIA)
negligence
net estate
New Mexico State Investment Office Trust
No-Action Letter
non-arm's length transaction
non-compete agreement
non-disclosure agreement
nondiscretionary trust
nonjudicial foreclosure
North American Free Trade Agreement
North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
notarize
Notary Public
notice
notice to creditors
null and void
NYSE Regulation
Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
officer
official
official statement
OIS
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund
Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
opinion of title
opt out vote
option agreement
ordinance
party
party in interest
patent
patent pending
pay on death
penalty
Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990
per stirpes
permit
plaintiff
pledging requirement
Ponzi scheme
pour-over will
power of appointment
Power of Attorney
price support
primary regulator
principal-agent relationship
principle
private limited company
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
probate
probate sale
proof
property
proposal
provision
proxy directive
proxy materials
Prudent Investor Act
Prudent Man Rule
PSLRA
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
public limited company (PLC)
punitive damages
quasi-public corporation
quiet title
quorum
ratify
registered
registered principal
registration approval
registration right
regulation
Regulation S
regulatory accounting principles (RAP)
regulatory agency
regulatory requirements
regulatory risk
related party
related party transaction
remainder
remainder interest
remainder man
repatriable
repayment terms
replacement risk
replevin
representative
rescind
rescission
residuary trust
resolution
RESPA
restitution
restraint of trade
restrictive covenant
Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993
revisionary trust
revocable trust
revocation
revoke
rider
right of first offer
right of first refusal
right of rescission
Right to Know
royalty trust
rule 147
rule 2790
rule 72(t)
running with the land
Safety And Soundness Exam
scalper
scrip
Section 31 fee
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Securities and Exchange Commission rules
securities attorneys
Securities Enforcement Remedies and Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990
Securities Exchange of Thailand
Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC)
Securities Industry Committee on Arbitration (SICA)
Securities Information Center (SIC)
Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970
Securities Law Enforcement Remedies Act of 1990
security deposit
self-dealing
series 22
series 24
Series 30
Series 39
series 65
series 66
Series 7 license
settle
settlor
severability
severalty
Shareholder Communications Improvement Act
short-short test
slander
specified investment flow-through trust (SIFT)
speculative position limits
spousal remainder trust
sprinkling trust
state administrator
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards
statute
Statute of Limitations
statutory
statutory investment
stipulate
Stock Appreciation Rights
stock power
stockholder derivative suit
structured settlement
subpoena
subscription agreement
succession
successor trustee
sue
sunshine laws
supplemental agreement
tacit
Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
taping rule
Tax Court
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
Tax Reform Act of 1976
Tax Reform Act of 1984
taxpayer bill of rights (TABOR)
Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1998 (TAMRA)
tenancy by the entirety
tenancy in common
terminal year
terminate
terms
testament
testamentary trust
testate
testator
testimony
third party
threshold list
Thrift Administration Review Program
Thrift Financial Report
tighten
title
tort
totten trust
trade through rule
transfer on death (TOD)
triggering term
trust
trust agreement
trust company
trust fund
trustee
trustee in bankruptcy
trustor
UGMA
ultra vires activities
unauthorized investment
unclaimed property
unconditional
Uniform Gift to Minors Act
uniform practice code
Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA)
Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
uniform submission agreement
Uniform Transfer to Minors Act
Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA)
unincorporated business
Unitized Endowment Pool (UEP)
unsuitability
usury laws
valid
variable interest entity
verbatim
Victim Impact Statement
void
void contract
voidable
voluntary liquidation
waiver
wall
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Wells notice
whitewash resolution
widow's allowance
will
windfall
writ of execution
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