Definitions for "Depository Receipt"
a security that is offered as a tracking
Commonly known as 'DRs', Depositary Receipts are negotiable certificates that enable domestic investors to own shares in foreign companies. DRs are created when a broker purchases a non-UK company's shares in the home stock market and delivers those shares to the depositary's local custodian bank. The custodian then instructs the depositary bank to issue DRs to the investor. Each DR represents a given number of a company's shares and can trade as freely as any other security in the UK. Several types of DRs can be listed and traded in London, including Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) that are denominated in US dollars.
an instrument issued in one country that establishes an entitlement to a security held in custody in another country.