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By Erik Banks (auth.)

This dictionary covers the terminology of the overseas monetary industry. It presents concise and rigorous definitions of over 5,000 phrases utilized in the accounting, banking, company finance, funding administration and coverage disciplines. it's also formulae and diagrams, in addition to regularly occurring acronyms and colloquialisms.

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ALPHA (1) A measure of RISK-adjusted performance that focuses on the contributions of specific INVESTMENTS over and above the performance of the market at large, or the average difference between the RETURNS of a PORTFOLIO and a BENCHMARK INDEX. An investment strategy that has a high alpha effectively performs better than would be suggested by its BETA. Alpha is often used as a proxy of the skills and abilities of FUND managers that are involved in ACTIVE BETS. (2) The intercept of the line defining the expected RETURN of an ASSET and the BETA-adjusted return of the market portfolio.

The angel’s participation in tactical and strategic decisions may be active or passive. , one with MARKET CAPITALIZATION of less than $1 billion. ANNUAL ACCOUNTS In the United Kingdom, the term for ANNUAL REPORT. ANNUAL AGGREGATE LIMIT The maximum amount that an INSURANCE contract will pay in SETTLEMENTS to an INSURED over a 12-month period, regardless of the number of CLAIMS submitted. ANNUAL COMPOUNDING See COMPOUNDING. ANNUAL DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE The decrease in BOOK VALUE assigned to an ASSET as a result of DEPRECIATION, typically as a certain percentage per year.

A bank may act as an agent for other banks in fulfilling certain duties related to arranging LOANS and NEW ISSUES. In INSURANCE, the independent agent represents at least two INSURERS and attempts to find the best possible deal for INSUREDS in exchange for a percentage of PREMIUMS charged. See also ACTUAL AUTHORITY, AGENT BANK, APPARENT AGENCY. AGENT BANK A BANK forming part of a SYNDICATE arranging a LOAN for a BORROWER that is responsible for protecting the interests of all other syndicate banks.

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