What is a 13g?

What is a schedule 13g?


The Schedule 13g is a form required by the SEC from institutional investors who purchase more than 5% of a company's stock.

The institution can file a 13g report within 45 days of the end of the year. However, if the institution purchases more than 10% of a stock, the 13g must be filed within 10 days of the purchase.

An institution can file a 13g only if it has no plans to actively influence management decisions in a company. Institutions with such plans must file a 13d instead.

Answered by Tina Harris | 2019-02-03 |


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The 13g is a simpler alternative to the more complicated 13d form that hedge funds have to file to the SEC when they acquire more than 5% of a company.

A fund seeking to passively invest in a company can opt to file a 13g if it has no intention of lobbying management or engaging in any investor activism.

Answered by Dennis Carter | 2019-02-02 |


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