Escheatment

Definition:

The process of turning over unclaimed or abandoned property to a state authority. Escheatment laws require mutual funds to turn over uncashed or returned check dollars and/or client account fund shares if the owner cannot be located within a length of time determined by each state.

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Own foreign offices

U.S. reporting institutions' parent organizations, branches, and/or majority owned subsidiaries located outside the United States.

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