ASSURANCE Definition

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ASSURANCE has been defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as "Independent Professional Services that improve information quality or its context". Such services are very broad and could include assessments of various industries, e.g., Internet security or quality of health facilities.

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CHARTER is the document of corporation organization.

UNSYSTEMATIC RISK, in securities, is price fluctuations resulting from the unique characteristics of specific securities. Unsys­tematic risk generally is eliminated in a well diversified portfolio. Also known as non-systematic risk.

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