Non-Equity Security

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Non-Equity Security

Any security other than a stock. Examples include bonds and options. Non-equity securities may fluctuate in value in relation to stocks. For example, futures contracts may increase in price as stocks increase, while bond prices tend to move inversely to stock prices.
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Almost 75% of approved prospectuses related to non-equity securities with the most frequent security type being debt securities with a denomination of at least 100.
The bank is examining the possibility of issuing euro-denominated non-equity securities, contingent on the roadshow's results and market conditions.
To improve the working of the directive, the EU executive is proposing six main changes: small companies, small lenders, rights issues and government guarantee schemes will be subject to fewer disclosure requirements; the way the summary is set out will be streamlined; intermediaries and employee share schemes have clear exemptions; overlaps with the Transparency Directive (2004/109/EC) will be fixed; issuers of all non-equity securities can choose which member state they want to approve their prospectus; and the definition of qualified investors' in the Prospectus Directive will be aligned with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC).
Prospectuses are legally required documents published when securities such as shares in companies or the right to acquire them and non-equity securities such as bonds are offered to investors or admitted to trading.
For example, prospectuses may relate to equity securities or they may cover issues of non-equity securities (such as bonds), which may be admitted to trading in different ways, based on prospectuses using various formats.
Disclosure obligations should include schedules regarding equity securities, retail and wholesale debt (in this latter case only the issuer's disclosure requirements), asset-backed securities, registration document for non-equity securities issued by credit institutions, schedule for depository receipts issued over shares.
The Danish Presidency compromise originally suggested that issuers of non-equity securities with a denomination per unit of at least Euro 30,000 - presumed to relate to the professional investment market - and third-country issuers should have the freedom to choose the national authority that regulates them, irrespective of the Member State where they are registered.
Other important factors include the widespread use of hedging tactics, especially short selling, and, to a lesser extent, exposure to non-equity securities, such as bonds and mortgage-backed securities.
Hedge fund investors have weathered the market's current storm better than many others as hedge fund managers have the flexibility and skill to adapt their portfolio quickly to changing conditions, including the option of shorting falling stocks and adding exposure to non-equity securities.
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