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Financial intermediaries are individuals or institutions that act as intermediaries between investors and borrowers in the financial market. They facilitate the flow of funds from savers to borrowers by providing various financial services such as investment advice, asset management, and risk management. Examples of financial intermediaries include banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, and pension funds.
In the context of the article, non-U.S. persons refer to individuals or entities that are not considered residents or citizens of the United States. The article states that the information on the website is intended only for financial intermediaries acting as agents on behalf of non-U.S. persons.
Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933
Regulation S is a regulation under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 that provides a safe harbor exemption for certain offers and sales of securities outside the United States. It allows issuers to offer and sell securities to non-U.S. persons without having to register the securities with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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