What It Is:
The Form 13-F must be filed by institutional investors who exercise discretion over at least $100 million in investments.
How It Works/Example:
Data reported on this form include the names of investment managers, the names and class of securities they manage, the CUSIP number, the number of shares owned, and the total market value of each security. The Form 13-F is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Why It Matters:
13F forms provide investors with a glimpse at the holdings of Wall Street's largest funds. There has often been controversy over the reporting methods of firms, notably in the case of the infamous ponzi-scheme orchestrator Bernie Madoff.