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Dianne Williams Wildt, MBA

Certified Retirement Counselor®

Since 1983 in the financial services and investment industry


Retirement Pathways, Inc.

4500 Bowling Blvd., Suite 100

Louisville, KY 40207


Phone:  502-797-1258


Email: dianne@retirementpathways.com

Website: www.retirementpathways.com

July/August 2023

Decoding Investment Jargon

Decoding Investment Jargon

Because it is so commonplace, investment jargon can stump even regular investors. But high net worth investors may want to pay extra attention to decipher this handful of definitions.

Angel Investor - A person or organization directly investing in a company, which is usually in the startup phase.

Convertible - Not the car, but a loan to a company that later may be converted to stock.

Private Offering - Also known as an exempt offering, private offerings are an interest in a company not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Private Placement - A direct investment in a security or real estate fund not traded in public markets, typically made by private offering.

Registered Offering - A security sold to the public that is registered under the Securities Act.

Restricted Stock Award - Offered by companies as compensation, this award has varied tax consequences that may require the counsel of your accounting professional.

Seed Round - The beginning of a company marketing or development effort usually funded by angel investors and others.


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