Variable prepaid forward contract


Variable prepaid forward contract

A Prepaid Variable Forward contract (PVF) is an investment strategy that allows an investor with a concentrated stock holding to generate liquidity for diversification or other purposes. Additionally, the investor will receive cash in hand without paying the capital gains taxes that would apply to a security disposal.

The PVF allows the investor to receive an up-front payment (typically, 75-85% market value) in exchange for delivery of a variable amount of shares or cash in the future. Since the contract establishes floor and threshold prices that govern how many shares (or cash equivalent) are returned at a given market price, the investor will be protected against downside risk below the floor while enjoying appreciation potential up to the threshold.

ee also

*Tax shelter

References

cite web
url=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/business/11tax.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=lynnley+browning&st=nyt&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
title=U.S. Wonders if Stock Deal Is Tax Abuse
first=Lynnley
last=Browning
publisher=The New York Times
date=2008-02-11


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