Accord and satisfaction is the purchase of the release from a debt obligation. The payment is typically less than what is owed and is not paid by the actual performance of the original obligation. The accord is the agreement to discharge the obligation and the satisfaction is the legal " consideration" which binds the parties to the agreement. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accord and satisfaction"
In finance, anticipation is where debts are paid off early, generally in order to pay less interest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anticipation (finance)"
Art Finance or Art Advisory is often a service provided by private banks. This was introduced to appeal to a private bank's high end clients, who are natural collectors of art. Services provided include art appraisal, personal shopping services, art insurance, curatorial services, and art secured lending. ...more on Wikipedia about "Art finance"
An asset based loan will typically be lent to a borrower, and secured by either residential or commercial real estate, or both if they are cross collatoralized, at a fixed percentage of the properties appraised value. ...more on Wikipedia about "Asset Based Loan"
Behavioral finance and behavioral economics are closely related fields which apply scientific research on human and social cognitive and emotional biases to better understand economic decisions and how they affect market prices, returns and the allocation of resources. The fields are primarily concerned with the rationality, or lack thereof, of economic agents. Behavioral models typically integrate insights from psychology with neo-classical economic theory. ...more on Wikipedia about "Behavioral finance"
Central Securities Depository (CSD) is an entity holding securities either in certificated or uncertificated (dematerialized) form, to enable book entry transfer of securities. In some cases these organizations also carry out centralized comparison, and transaction processing such as clearing and settlement of securities. The Physical securities may be immobilised by the depository or securities may be dematerialised (so that they exist only as electronic records). ...more on Wikipedia about "Central Securities Depository"
The CFA Institute, headquartered in the USA at Charlottesville, Virginia and formerly known as the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), awards the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA) designation. ...more on Wikipedia about "CFA Institute"
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) is a designation offered by the CAIA Association to investment professionals who complete two examinations in succession. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst"
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a professional designation offered by the CFA Institute (formerly known as AIMR) to financial analysts who complete a series of three examinations and work for at least four years in the investment decision making process. CFA charterholders are also obliged to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards governing their professional conduct. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chartered Financial Analyst"
The China Institute of Finance was formerly sponsored by the People's Bank of China, central bank of the Middle Kindom, and was proud of its graduates placed in the major financial institutes. It boasts a great number of tutors from PBC and other key banks in China. ...more on Wikipedia about "China Institute of Finance"
In the United States, the Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS) is the main privately-held clearing house for large-value transactions, settling well over US$1 trillion a day in interbank payments. Together with Fedwire, operated by the US Federal Reserve Bank, CHIPS forms the primary US network for large-value domestic and international payments. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clearing House Interbank Payments System"
A collection plate is often used near the end of some Protestant worship services to gather the gifts of the faithful for the support of the church and for charity. Members of other assemblies, including some Lutheran churches, do not use a collection plate, but simply make arrangements to support their church without the temptation of using the collection plate for a public show of piety. ...more on Wikipedia about "Collection plate"
Corporations law or corporate law is the field of law concerning the creation and regulation of corporations and other business organizations. A corporation is a legal entity that is legally treated, in certain instances, as a person; the corporation can own property, execute contracts, sue, and be sued. In British practice, corporate law is more often called company law. ...more on Wikipedia about "Corporations law"
The Creative Industries are a set of interlocking sectors, and are a growing part of the global economy. They are often focussed on creating and exploiting intellectual property products such as the arts, films, games or fashion designs, or providing business-to-business creative services. ...more on Wikipedia about "Creative industries"
Cross-border leasing is a leasing arrangement where lessor and lessee are situated in different countries. This presents significant additional issues related to tax avoidance and tax shelters. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cross-border leasing"
Death spiral financing occurs when a small company, in desperate need of money, takes an investor's cash, but with a caveat. That investor, at the time of their choosing, can claim some of the company's stock, usually at a fraction of the market value. That seller can then start claiming and selling the stock short. Because the company is small, this depresses the value of the stock, thus allowing the investor to claim and sell more stock. ...more on Wikipedia about "Death spiral financing"
Debt is used to finance and pay for undertakings and business around the world. Debt levels are worth 3 years of GDP in many countries that have an annual GDP/person above $10,000. Global debt levels are perhaps worth two or three years of GDP. GDP (at currency exchange rate) was $40 trillion during 2004. Debt levels may therefore be about $100 trillion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Debt levels and flows"
In a debt-for-equity swap, a business' creditors agree to cancel some or all of its debt in exchange for equity in the business. ...more on Wikipedia about "Debt-for-equity swap"
The debt-snowball method of debt repayment is a form of debt management that is most often applied to repaying revolving credit — such as credit cards. This method has gained more recognition recently due to the fact that it is the primary debt-reduction method taught by Dave Ramsey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Debt-snowball method"
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are a number of indexes which track the financial performance of companies which are considered sufficiently sustainability-oriented. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dow Jones Sustainability Index"
Due diligence (also known as due care) is the effort made by an ordinarily prudent or reasonable party to avoid harm to another party. Failure to make this effort is considered negligence. Quite often a contract will specify that a party is required to provide due diligence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Due diligence"
Emanuel Derman is a Wall Street quant (a specialist in Quantitative Finance), author of a book My Life as a Quant. Reflections on Physics and Finance. He is a co-author of Black-Derman-Toy model. ...more on Wikipedia about "Emanuel Derman"
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. The term finance may thus incorporate any of the following: ...more on Wikipedia about "Finance"
Financial economics is the branch of economics concerned with the workings of financial markets, such as the stock market, and the financing of companies. It can be distinguished from other branches of economics by its "concentration on monetary activities", in which "money of one type or another is likely to appear on both sides of a trade." The questions addressed are typically framed in terms of "time, uncertainty, options and information" ** . ...more on Wikipedia about "Financial economics"
In economics, a financial market is a mechanism which allows people to trade, normally governed by the theory of supply and demand, and thereby allocates resources through a price mechanism. It typically involves a bid and ask process. ...more on Wikipedia about "Financial markets"
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