Bearer share

Definition:

Security not registered on the books of the issuing corporation and thus payable to possessor of the shares. Negotiable without endorsement and transferred by delivery, thus avoiding some of the control associated with ordinary shares. Dividends are payable upon presentation of dividend coupons, which are dated or numbered. Applies mainly to international equities.

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Cost of limited partner capital

The discount rate that equates the after-tax inflows with outflows for capital raised from limited partners.

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