Glossary

Updated 1 April 2019

This glossary offers definitions of technical terms commonly used in the BIS Quarterly Review.

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financial asset

A loan, debt security or other debt instrument; equity or investment fund share; financial derivative; employee stock option; or monetary gold. See also "claim".

Updated: 11 Dec 2016
financial asset

A loan, debt security or other debt instrument; equity or investment fund share; financial derivative; employee stock option; or monetary gold. See also "claim".

Updated: 11 Dec 2016