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.
GATT (GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE) is a multilateral treaty that aims to reduce trade barriers and increase trade. The GATT was an interim treaty process that has now culminated in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCY, in finance, is an internal control shortcoming in a highly important control area or an aggregation of such deficiencies that could result in a misstatement of the financial statements that is more than inconsequential.
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