RECORD DATE Definition

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RECORD DATE, in securities, is the date for determining who is entitled to payment of principal and interest on a security.

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INTEREST RATE SWAPTION is an option on an interest rate swap. It gives the holder the right but not the obligation to enter into an interest rate swap at a specific date in the future, at a particular fixed rate and for a specified term.

ENDOWMENT is a permanent fund where gifts to the fund are held in perpetuity and where earnings are used in accordance with the donor's specified wishes.

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