Business / Taxes / Bearer Form: When securities are issued as paper certificates and the issuing corporation has no record of the owner, the securities are in bearer form. The bearer, or holder, of the certificate is considered the owner, and when ownership changes hands a physical transfer of the certificate is required. The securities may have attached coupons, which the holder must present or send in to the issuer or issuer’s agent — typically a bank or brokerage firm — to receive interest or dividend payments. Bearer securities are rare in the United States today because of the convenience, simplicity, and added security of electronic registration, known as book entry form. When book entry securities are traded, records of ownership are electronically updated, and the buyer’s and seller’s brokerage accounts are automatically debited and credited, similar to when you pay bills online.
Form Adjective Synonyms: shape, configuration, conformation, order, organization, arrangement, formation, construction, structure, construct, frame, cut, cast, mould, pattern, appearance, manifestation
Form Noun Synonyms: blank, model, format, frame, framework, course, procedure, order, regimen, method, system, ritual, formula, rule(s), practice, technique, way, means, approach, mode, fashion, manner, style
Form Verb Synonyms: acquire, develop, cultivate, contract, get
Business / Human Resources (HR) / Performance Standards: The tasks, functions or behavioral requirements established by the employer as goals to be accomplished by an employee. MORE
Business / Finance / Performance Shares: Shares of stock given to managers on the basis of performance as measured by earnings per share and similar criteria. A control device shareholders sometimes use to tie management to the self-interest MORE