What is a holding type?

This article explains what holding types exist within LUSID.

A holding can be one of the following types depending on the instrument or on the stage of a holding in its life cycle (example: settled versus unsettled):

Holding Type





A holding in an instrument.

Cash Balance


The settled cash balance. For example, the cash from a SELL trade which settled last week is included in this balance.

Cash Commitment


Future cash payment in/out of the portfolio from trading activity. For example, the unsettled cash from yesterday's BUY trade. Each separate unsettled trade is represented as a unique line in the response.

Cash Receivable


Future cash flow into the portfolio from non-trading activity such subscriptions, redemptions, fees, taxes etc. This label of "Receivable" is used to capture the class of holding types which represent both Receivables and Payables.

Cash Accrual


Future cash flow that has been classified as an accrual (e.g. accrued dividend from a corporate action)

Forward FX


Future cash flow from an FX forward transaction. These will be represented in pairs, one for each leg of the FX Forward.

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