Over the Counter (OTC)

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Mondo Visione  Jul 19  Comment 
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced that Corporate Stock Transfer has joined OTC Markets' Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program.  This broadens the list of...
Mondo Visione  Jul 18  Comment 
Marex Spectron, the global commodities broker, today announced the addition of Marex Solutions, a division dedicated to providing customised derivative hedging solutions for clients. Marex Solutions will offer clients fully customisable OTC...
Mondo Visione  Jul 18  Comment 
South African market participants can now enjoy unprecedented automation and straight-through processing by leveraging newly available, integrated cloud-based technology to exchange tri-party SWIFT1 messaging for collateral instructions,...
Mondo Visione  Jul 12  Comment 
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced it has marked a pivotal milestone reaching the halfway mark of 25 states that now recognize its premium OTCQX market for...
Mondo Visione  Jul 12  Comment 
OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited (OTC Clear), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) that was set up in 2013 to provide clearing services for over-the-counter, or OTC, derivatives, welcomes  Australia and New Zealand...
Forbes  Jul 6  Comment 
MassRoots says it knew nothing about the stock promotions regarding its company until the OTC told them about it.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 4  Comment 
Glenmark Pharma today said that the UK drug regulator MHRA has granted final approval to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe for anti-malarial medication ‘Maloff Protect’ as a pharmacy licence in the Uni...
MedPage Today  Jul 3  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Performed nearly as well as prescription devices, but not yet legal for sale
Mondo Visione  Jul 3  Comment 
NEX Optimisation, which helps clients reduce complexity and optimise resources across the transaction lifecycle, announces today that it has launched the industry’s first fully automated Settlement Netting Service to streamline the bilateral...
Mondo Visione  Jun 29  Comment 
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published three reports setting out progress on reforms to over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.1 The three reports look at the effectiveness of the reforms and their broader effects since the...




 

Over-the-counter (OTC) financial transactions represent all the financial activities that don't take place on an organized market. OTC transactions implies a transaction between financial actors that agree privately on volume and price. No public report is usually made on those transactions. They mostly involve large financial institutions such as investment banks, hedge funds, or blue chip companies.

OTC transactions frequently used on derivative instruments like forward rate agreements, swaps, or forward contracts. OTC contracts have been highly criticized since they imply very little transparency.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulates brokerdealers that operate in the over-the-counter (OTC) market. On the OTC market you can trade equity securities, corporate bonds, government securities and derivative products. The OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) and the Pink Sheets, for example, operate within the OTC market. The Pink Sheets and the OTCBB are quotation services for OTC securities. The Pink Sheets is a privately owned company. Unlike the OTCBB, issuers do not have to file financial reports to the SEC to be quoted.


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