Glossary

Updated 17 October 2016

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) provides this glossary of payments and market infrastructure terminology as a reference to the standard terms and definitions used in connection with payment, clearing, settlement and related arrangements. Current definitions are now shown alongside the previous ones. You can generate a PDF version of the glossary here.

beneficial owner

A person or entity that is entitled to receive some or all of the rights deriving from ownership of a security or financial instrument (for example, income, voting rights, and power to transfer).

Updated: 16 Apr 2012

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 Additional terms that are not included in the main glossary can be found in the previous version of the glossary.