CONTROL ENVIRONMENT Definition

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CONTROL ENVIRONMENT is the attitude, awareness, and actions of the board, management, owners, and others about the importance of control. This includes integrity and ethical rules, commitment to competence, board or audit committee participation, organizational structure, assignment of authority and responsibility, and human resource policies and practices.

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IMMUNIZED PORTFOLIO is a portfolio structured such that the duration equals the duration of the investor's liabilities. The assets in the portfolio are structured to match the volatility of the investor's liabilities, thereby significantly reducing exposure to interest rate risk.

AUTHORIZATION OF STOCK is the provision in a corporate charter giving permission to issue stock.

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