investigation

A formal SFA examination into the activities of a firm or registered person. Firms or individuals involved are served with a written "Notice of Investigation". Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary

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investigate in‧ves‧ti‧gate [ɪnˈvestgeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive]
to try to discover the truth about a crime, accident etc:

• The fraud office is investigating allegations of insider trading by a former employee of the firm.

— investigation noun [countable, uncountable] :

• a banker under criminal investigation

a federal investigation into junk bond trading

— investigator noun [countable] :

• a government investigator

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investigation UK US /ɪnˌvestɪˈgeɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
the careful examination of a crime, problem, statement, etc., especially to discover the truth: an investigation into sth »

An investigation into possible insider dealing has been begun by the stock exchange.

the investigation of sth »

The investigation of the theft of a state data backup device last month continues.

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The Financial Services Authority launched an investigation.

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criminal/civil/internal investigation

be under investigation (for sth) »

Several companies are under investigation for fraud.

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The Justice Department is conducting investigations of alleged price-fixing at the company.

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continuing/ongoing investigation


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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