VEST / VESTING / VESTED Definition

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VEST / VESTING / VESTED, in law, is to give a secured right of present or future award. An entity has a vested right to an asset that cannot be taken away by a third party, even if physical possession of the asset has not yet been realized.

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PLACEMENT is bank depositing Eurodollars with (selling Eurodollars to) another bank is said to be making a placement.

FIXED ASSETS (NET) / NET WORTH measures liquidity by comparing "fixed" assets with "fixed" capital. A lower ratio indicates proportionately smaller investment and a better "cushion" for creditors in case of liquidation. This may be important if the fixed assets are not easily used in other businesses. The presence of substantial leased fixed assets (not shown on the balance sheet) may deceptively lower this ratio. Therefore smaller is better, i.e., greater than .75 (75%) should merit caution.

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