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Glossary of financial terms - Letter U

  • UCI

    Tags:  codes or standards financial markets

    Territory:   European Union

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  • UCITS

    Tag:  asset management

    Territory:   European Union

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  • UHNWI

    Tags:  personal finance status

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  • ultra-high net worth individual (UHNWI)

    Tags:  personal finance status

    An ultra-high net worth individual (UHNWI) is a person who has a net worth of at least 30 million in constant US dollars.

     


  • uncovered call writing

    Tags:  options strategies

    A short call option position in which the writer does not own an equivalent position in the underlying security represented by his option contracts.

     


  • uncovered put writing

    Tags:  options strategies

    A short put option position in which the writer does not have a corresponding short position.

     


  • Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)

    Tags:  asset management financial instruments

    An Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) is an investment fund that meets the criteria fixed by EU Directives to be eligible for sale in member states of the European Union.

     


  • underwriter

    Tags:  market participants options

    One who sells an option. A writer (or grantor) obligates himself to deliver the underlying asset to the option purchaser, should the purchaser exercise his right to buy the underlying.

     


  • underwriter

    Tags:  activities and occupations security issuance

    A member of a new issue syndicate who buys a new issue of securities from the issuer at a fixed price. The member then arranges for the sale of the securities to investors.

     


  • unique counterparty identifier (UCI)

    Tags:  codes or standards derivatives

    The Unique Counterparty Identifier is an identifier for all legal entities which deal in OTC derivatives falling under CFTC jurisdiction and which do not have an existing CICI or LEI.

     


  • unique product identifier (UPI)

    Tags:  codes or standards derivatives instrument codes

    A unique product identifier is a code to uniquely identify each OTC derivative product involved in a transaction for the purpose of regulatory reporting.

     


  • unique swap identifier (USI)

    Tags:  derivatives instrument codes

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  • unique transaction identifier (UTI)

    Tags:  codes or standards derivatives instrument codes

    A unique transaction identifier is a globally unique identifier for transactions in OTC derivatives.

     


  • Universal Trading Platform (UTP)

    Tags:  financial markets quoting and negotiation systems

    Country:   United States of America

    The Universal Trading Platform is an electronic multi-asset trading platform developed by NYSE Euronext.

     


  • up-front cost

    Tags:  concept finance (general)

    Often refers to the premium paid today or up-front for an option. Can also mean any lump sum paid at the start of a structured product, or refer to the present value of future cashflows paid today.

     


  • UPI

    Tags:  codes or standards derivatives

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  • USI

    Tags:  derivatives instrument codes

    Country:   United States of America

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  • US Treasury Bond Future [US, CBOT]

    Tags:  financial instruments interest rate derivatives

    Interest rate futures contract on a notional long-term US Treasury bond (T-bond) with a remaining term comprised between 15 and 25 years and a nominal coupon of 6%. US T-bond futures are listed on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).

     


  • UTI

    Tags:  codes or standards market transactions

    Country:   United States of America

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  • UTP

    Tags:  financial markets quoting and negotiation systems

    Country:   United States of America

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