FACE-AMOUNT CERTIFICATE Definition

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FACE-AMOUNT CERTIFICATE is a debt security issued by face amount. The holder makes payments periodically to the issues, and the issuer promises to pay the purchaser the face value at maturity or the surrendered value if the security is presented by the maturity specified in the certificate.

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PAC BOND is a planned amortization class collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) that provides a set average life within a specified band of prepayment assumptions. PACs are considered the most stable CMO class in terms of average life variability.

BOOKBUILD is a particular way of conducting a float where the price at which shares are sold is not fixed, but rather is determined following a process in which interested investors bid for shares. This is quite a common way of determining the price paid for shares by institutional investors (Funds Managers).

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