Refunding Escrow Deposits (REDs)

Definition:

A financial instrument involving a forward purchase contract that obligates investors to buy bonds at a certain rate when issued. The future date coincides with the first optional call date on an existing high-rate bond. In the interim, investors' money is invested in secondary market Treasury bonds. The Treasuries mature around the call date on the existing bonds, providing the money to buy the new issue and redeem the old one.

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Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA)

A private consortium of US insurance companies that offers trade credit insurance to US exporters in conjunction with the US Export-Import Bank.

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