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Glossary

We have compiled a comprehensive A-Z glossary of share dealing and investment terms.

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer a more simplified method of investing in UK commercial property. The aim of REITs is to provide an opportunity for investors to invest in property in a highly tax efficient manner, while being highly liquid and operating under strong corporate governance.

Relevant Law
All laws, regulations, rules and customs which apply to us and any transaction which we carry out for you. It includes the ISA Regulations, Rules of Financial Conduct Authority and any other relevant regulator, and the rules, customs and practices of LSE and of any other market or exchange on which a transaction is carried out.

Restricted Advice
Under the Retail Distribution Review, firms who do not offer a complete range of financial services products but specialise in financial instruments describe their services as ‘restricted’.

Retail Client

As defined under the Financial Conduct Authority rules, a client who is not a market counterparty or an intermediate customer.

Retail Distribution Review (RDR)
This regulation was introduced to enhance advisory services to retail clients and came into force 1st January 2013. Redmayne-Bentley applies the same standards to all managed services.

Rights Issue
An invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional shares in the company (normally at a discount to the current share price) and therefore raise additional funds.

ROCE
The ROCE is calculated by expressing the operating profit before tax as a percentage of the year-end capital employed.

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