It is the nature of business to shorten names and titles to acronyms and to have an ever-increasing number of terms which might puzzle the uninitiated. This page offers some definitions of commonly used acronyms and terms.

Research and development

Resources Investments Strategy Consultants

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive

Risk-weighted capital ratio

South African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

US Securities and Exchange Commission

Sarbanes-Oxley Act. US legislation enacted in the wake of the WorldCom and Enron scandals.

Special purpose vehicles

KPMG proprietary software.


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