COLLATERALIZED MORTGAGE OBLIGATION Definition

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COLLATERALIZED MORTGAGE OBLIGATION (CMO) or, since 1986, as a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC). CMOs and REMICs (terms which are often used interchangeably) are similar types of securities which allow cash flows to be directed so that different classes of securities with different maturities and coupons can be created. They may be collateralized by mortgage loans as well as securitized pools of loans.

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EQUITY-TO-ASSET RATIO expresses the proportion of total assets financed by the owner's equity capital. It is the reciprocal of the debt-to-asset ratio.

ACCOUNT GROUP, in accounting, is a designation of a group of accounts of like type (for example: accounts receivable and fixed assets).

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