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Definition: Appropriate ongoing adjustments to security holder records.
Maintenance Call
Definition: A call for additional money or securities when a margin account falls below its exchange-mandated required level.
Maintenance Fee
Definition: A yearly charge to maintain brokerage accounts, such as asset management accounts or IRAs.
Maintenance Margin
Definition: The dollar amount required to be kept at the OCC throughout the life of an option contract; percentage of the dollar amount of securities that must always be kept as margin.
Maintenance Margin Requirement
Definition: A sum, usually smaller than but part of the original margin, that must be maintained on deposit at all times. If a customer's equity in any futures position drops to or below, the maintenance margin level, the broker must issue a margin call for the amount at money required to restore the customer's equity in the account to the original margin level. Related: Margin, margin call.
Majority Shareholder
Definition: A shareholder who is part of a group that controls more than half the outstanding shares of a corporation.
Majority Voting
Definition: Voting system under which corporate shareholders vote for each director separately. Related: Cumulative voting.
Make A Market
Definition: Dealers are said to make a market when they quote bid and offered prices at which they stand ready to buy and sell.
Make Whole Provision
Definition: Related to the lump-sum payments made when a loan or bond is called, equal to the NPV of future loan or coupon payments not paid because of the call. The payment can be significant and negate the attractiveness of a call.
Definition: The amount of deficiency when a cash flow or capital item is deficient. For example, an interest make-up relates to the interest amount above a ceiling percentage.
Making Delivery
Definition: Refers to the seller's actually turning over to the buyer the assets agreed upon in a forward contract.
Malaysia Commodity Exchange
Definition: A subsidiary of the KLSE that trades interest rate futures on the three-month Kuala Lumpur Interbank offered rate.
Maloney Act
Definition: 1938 legislation amending the Securities Exchange Act that regulates the OTC market.
Managed Account
Definition: An investment portfolio one or more clients entrusted to a manager who decides how to invest it.
Managed Float
Definition: Also known as "dirty" float, this is a system of floating exchange rates with central bank intervention to reduce currency fluctuations.
Managed Futures
Definition: In the context of hedge funds, a style of management that focuses on short-term trading in the futures market.
Definition: The people who administer a company, create policies, and provide the support necessary to implement the owners' business objectives.
Management Buying
Definition: The acquisition of a controlling interest in a promising business by an outside investment group that retains existing management and places representatives on the board of directors.
Management Buyout (MBO)
Definition: Leveraged buyout whereby the acquiring group is led by the firm's management.
Management Contract
Definition: An agreement by which a company will provide its organizational and management expertise in the form of services.