Investor Glossary-quasi-public corporationInvestor Glossary-quasi-public corporationInvestor Glossary-quasi-public corporationInvestor Glossary-quasi-public corporationInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Quasi-public Corporation

The HTML to link to this page
 

A quasi-public corporation is a privately operated company that is also supported by the government and trades publicly. Because a quasi-public corporation has government backing, it is often required to carry out specifically mandated responsibilities; this is typically the primary responsibility of a quasi-public corporation - creating shareholder value by issuing stocks comes second. Another way to view a quasi-public corporation is as a government unit with an important, significant degree of autonomy; still, a quasi-public corporation is technically in the private sector, though it has strong links to the federal government. As such, the managers and executives of a quasi-public corporation do not work for the government - they work for the corporation itself. A quasi-public corporation may result because the government wants to promote a particular activity, such as student loans, but does not want the administrative burden that accompany the activity. An example of a quasi-public corporation is the US Postal Service or Sallie Mae.



Rate this quasi-public corporation definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: cancelled check, stock split, ex-dividend, class C shares, balance sheet, dividends payable, deferred tax, 401a, average price per share, stock market close, VIX, current ratio, open position, EBITDA, debt service coverage, irrevocable trust, risk management, required rate of return, retained earnings, inflation, covered put, FICO score, diluted share, APR, quality assurance, 144a, in escrow, wholly-owned subsidiary, ex-dividend date, reverse mortgage, labor relations, 1035 exchange, deferred revenue, Key Rate Duration, Zero Cost Collar, 1031 exchange, option premium, phantom income, LIBOR, command economy, limit order, FTSE, minority interest, margin rate, annual return, implied volatility, real GDP, liquidity ratio, per diem


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use