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Financier (IPA: /ˌfi nãn ˈsjei/) is an elegant term for a person who handles large sums of money, usually involving money lending, financing projects, large-scale investing, or large-scale money management. The term is French, and derives from finance or payment. The term financier has upscale and haughty connotations, and the stereotype portrayed by the term is typically of a wealthy and powerful person. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... An example of Money. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. ... Invest redirects here. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


A financier today can be someone who makes their living from investments, particularly in investing in up and coming companies and businesses. A financier makes money through this process when his or her investment is paid back with interest or from a certain percentage of the company awarded to them as specified by the business deal. The word financier also is synonymous with someone who handles money in any form, noted especially for his or her skill in doing so. By today's standards both a personal accountant and a stockbroker could then be considered financiers. Investment is a term with several closely related meanings in finance and economics. ... A company in the broadest sense is an aggregation of people who stay together for a common purpose. ... Historically, the term business referred to activities or interests. ... In an American professional context, the phrase personal accountant describes a Certified Public Accountant or other degreed accountant who is retained for private financial services. ... A stock broker or stockbroker or stock brokerage is someone or a firm who performs transactions in financial instruments on a stock market as an agent of his/her/its clients who are unable or unwilling to trade for themselves. ...

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Officially, there are no degrees or schooling needed to be called a financier as it is a term to describe someone who handles money. Certain financier avenues do require degrees and licenses including stockbrokers, public treasurers, trust fund managers, and accountants. Investing, on the other hand, has no requirements and is open to all by means of the stock market or by word of mouth requests for money. A stock broker or stockbroker or stock brokerage is someone or a firm who performs transactions in financial instruments on a stock market as an agent of his/her/its clients who are unable or unwilling to trade for themselves. ... In many governments, a treasurer is the person responsible for running the treasury. ... The supervisor of a pool of investment capital such as that held by a mutual fund, pension fund, or closed-end investment company. ... Accountant, or Qualified Accountant, or Professional Accountant, or Accountancy Practitioner, is an accountancy and financial experts legally certified in different jurisdictions to originally worked only in public practices, selling advice and services to other individuals and businesses, but today in addition many work within private corporations, financial industry and government... The New York Stock Exchange A stock market is a market for the trading of company stock, and derivatives of same; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. ...


Types of financiers

Accountant, or Qualified Accountant, or Professional Accountant, or Accountancy Practitioner, is an accountancy and financial experts legally certified in different jurisdictions to originally worked only in public practices, selling advice and services to other individuals and businesses, but today in addition many work within private corporations, financial industry and government... A stock broker or stockbroker or stock brokerage is someone or a firm who performs transactions in financial instruments on a stock market as an agent of his/her/its clients who are unable or unwilling to trade for themselves. ... In many governments, a treasurer is the person responsible for running the treasury. ...

Notable financiers

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (September 16, 1777 - July 28, 1836) was a London financier and one of the founders of the international Rothschild banking dynasty. ... Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American billionaire financier. ... Edward S. Lampert (born July 27, 1962[2]), commonly known as Eddie Lampert, is a wealthy American investor and businessman. ... Michael Robert Milken (born July 4, 1946 in Encino, California) is a prominent American financier and philanthropist who developed, after almost single-handedly having created, the market for high-yield bonds (also known as junk bonds) during the 1970s and 1980s. ... J. P. Morgan John Pierpont Morgan I (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker, who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation. ... T. Boone Pickens, Jr. ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is a wealthy American investor and businessman. ... 1975 U.S. stamp featuring Haym Salomon. ...

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