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Bolsa

BMV Group is a fully integrated Exchange Group that operates cash, listed derivatives and OTC markets for multiple asset classes, including equities, fixed income and exchange traded funds, as well as custody, clearing and settlement facilities and data products for the local and international financial community.

CNBV

La Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores is the National Securities and Banking Commission of Mexico which regulates financial institutions in Mexico.

C.O.N.D.U.S.E.F

Comisión Nacional para la Protección y Defensa de los Usuarios de Servicios Financieros (National Commission for the Protection of Users of Financial Services) CONDUSEF is a public institution dependent of the Ministry of Finance (Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit).

Crowdfunding

Is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Visit our crowdfunding page

Investment Certificate

Investment Certificate is an investment product offered by a financial institution designed to offer a competitive yield to an Investor with the added safety of the principal. The investor earns a guaranteed interest rate for a predetermined amount of time; product specifics vary depending on the institution issuing the certificates.

Fideicomiso

Contract trust between two parties by which one of them transfers ownership of its goods so that it is managed to the benefit of a third party. This trust assures the buyer all the rights and privileges of ownership. It can be sold, inherited, leased or transferred at any time. Since 1994 the Foreign Investment Law stipulates that the Fideicomiso must be up to a 50 year term with a 50 year renewal anytime by petition.

NAFTA

A trilateral free-trade deal that came into force in January 1994, signed by U.S. president Bill Clinton, Mexican president Carlos Salinas and Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien. The central thrust of the agreement is to eliminate most tariffs on products traded among the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Notario

A person who serves as a public official and certifies the authenticity of required signatures on a document by signing and stamping the document.

Mexican Stock Exchange Certificate

A certificate issued to represent a specific term and interest rate and which trades on the Bolsa market. The principal amount invested and the interest earned is often guaranteed by a Mexican‐registered financial institution.

MN

Moneda Nacional

MXN

Mexican Peso

Reservation Certificate

A Reservation Certificate is issued by a company or corporation to outline the conditions of ‘reserving’ a numbered position on a list for a specific product at a pre‐determined price. The terms and conditions of the reservation agreement are determined as per each contract.

R.E.C.A.

Registro de Contratos de Adhesión (Adhesion Contracts Register) R.E.C.A. is a tool that allows each institution to register their contracts over the internet and avoid the cumbersome comings and goings providing to the public at any time access to the contractual documentation that exists in the market for products and financial services.

(Anonymous Investment Promotion Companies) In December 2005, after four years of on and off efforts to create a statutory platform designed to govern private equity investments, including contemplation of a specific private equity law, the Federal Congress of Mexico approved the amended and restated Securities Market Law; (the LMV), which contains a specific chapter applicable to private equity transactions.

It is an abbreviation for "Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable". (Literally, it translates to Anonymous Society of Variable Capital".) In Mexico, "Sociedad Anónima" is one of the many forms in which a legal person with a business concern can exist, according to the "Ley General de Sociedades Mercantiles" (LGSM) (which is the law that regulates the constitution/organization of legal persons with business

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