Definition of Registered security:
Registered securities can be the name given to securities whereby ownership is registered with the issuing company or their agent. This is in contrast to bearer securities. Bearer securities are deemed to be owned by whoever holds the certificate. There is not a ledger kept with the owners of the securities. With registered securities, a ledger is kept by the issuing company or agent which records the owners of all the securities. Transfer of ownership can only occur when names are changed in the ledger.
A registered security is either a security whose owner is kept on file with the issuer or a security whose transfer is restricted.
Security registered with the regulatory agency (such as Securities And Exchange Commission of the US) for sale as a new issue or secondary offering. See also listed security.
Security (such as a registered bond) whose owners name is registered with the issuer and does not have to present any coupon to receive interest payments. Most securities are issued in registered form which are transferable only through endorsement. Also called fully registered security.
Meaning of Registered security & Registered security Definition