PICKUP, in securities, is the higher yield obtained in a swap transaction-that is, the improved yield on the item being purchased relative to the selling yield on the security being liquidated.
EV (economic value) is the value of an asset deriving from its ability to generate income.
DIRECT ATTRIBUTION is the most precise method of costing an output. It seeks to capture accurately the volume and cost of resources used by particular activities. This can be expensive unless the information is already available because it requires detailed measurement of actual costs. Such direct measurement is seldom justifiable solely to improve the accuracy of a cost system, but many institutions use this method to obtain efficiency gains and cost savings.
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