Securities in Europe

Securities (in Finance)

In this field, Securities means the following: Tradable financial assets in any form. The company issuing the securities, for example shares, is usually called issuer. Securities make it possible to invest indirectly in companies limiting the investors’ liability to the invested capital

Securities in Germany

Provisions relating to securities in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Eight, under the heading “Counterfeiting of Money and Official Stamps,” located in Section 151 Securities, which reads: The following securities shall be equivalent to money within the meaning of section 146, section 147, section149 and section 150 if they are especially protected against imitation by print and type of paper: bearer and order bonds which are parts of an entire issue, if the payment of a specified sum of money is promised in the bonds; 1. 2. shares of stock; share certificates issued 3. by capital investment companies; interest, dividend and renewal coupons of the types of securities indicated in Nos 1 to 3 above as well as certificates of delivery of such securities; 4. 5. travellers cheques.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to securities is current as of 2010

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