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Rating agencies

Rating agencies determine the issuer’s ability to meet their debt obligations to the investors. Agencies include Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch IBCA.

 

Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE)

An investment exchange in relation to which a recognised order granted by the FSA is in force.

 

Redeemable preference shares

The issuing company reserves the right to redeem these preference shares. The shares may, or may not, have a specific redemption date.
Redemption Certain stocks are repayable at a future date set by the issuing company.

 

Registrar

An organisation responsible for maintaining a company's share register.

 

Result of Exercising Option

The transaction was reported as a result of exercising a traditional option or a negotiated option.

 

Result of Stock Swap

The transaction was reported as a result of a stock swap or stock switch (one report is required for each line of stock swapped or switched).

 

Retail consumer

A private user of the financial markets. The retail investor is typically a small investor, who buys and sells shares through his/her broker.

 

Retail DRs

These are depositary receipts that are traded by all investors, including private individuals, in the UK.

 

RIE See Recognised Investment Exchange

 

Rights issue

An invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional shares in the company.

 

Rights shares

Companies issue more shares at a later stage to fund further projects. These are issued to existing shareholders on a pro-rata basis. Shareholders have an opportunity to subscribe to these shares at a price lower than the prevailing market price.

 

RIS

Regulatory Information Service (RIS) – which ensures that information from listed and AIM companies, and certain other bodies, is disseminated to all subscribers (such as major information vendors) at the same time for onward transmission to the market.

 

Risk

Risk is the probability that the actual return of an investment will be different from the expected return. Higher the risk, higher will be the probability of gain or loss on the investment.

 

Risk Trade

The transaction was reported by a market maker registered in either a SEATS security, an AIM security or a covered warrant market security.

 

Riskless Principal

The trade was reported as a riskless principal transaction between two non-members, where the two transactions are executed at different prices or on different terms (requiring two separate trade reports).  OR a market make is reporting a riskless principal transaction where the two transactions are executed at different prices.

 

RNS

The Exchange’s Regulatory Information Service – which ensures that information from listed and AIM companies and certain other bodies is disseminated to all RNS subscribers, such as major information vendors at the same time for onward transmission to the.

 

RSD1

Security Restored

 

RSD2

Security Restored

 

RSTD

Security Restored

 

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