What is it that those busy people in finance DO all day?
COMPLIANCE
COMPLIANCE
The process of becoming or staying in accordance with regulations or other established guidelines or specifications
DEAL CONSTRUCTION
DEAL CONSTRUCTION
The process of structuring and building a financial transaction, particularly when there are many parties involved
DESIGN INVESTMENT THESIS
DESIGN INVESTMENT THESIS
A process in which investors design a theory, strategy, or guidelines of how they will allocate capital within their portfolio
DUE DILIGENCE
DUE DILIGENCE
A process of examining potential investments by asking questions regarding risk and potential return on investments
EXERCISE GOVERNANCE RIGHTS
EXERCISE GOVERNANCE RIGHTS
The right of a shareholder or investor to vote on matters of corporate policy
EXIT FROM INVESTMENTS
EXIT FROM INVESTMENTS
The method by which an investor plans in advance to get out of an investment at an opportune time. Sometimes called exit strategy
IMPACT REPORTING
IMPACT REPORTING
The practice of sharing projections and results related to economic, environmental, and social outputs, outcomes, or impact
ISSUE LEGAL OPINION
ISSUE LEGAL OPINION
The custom of obtaining an opinion on issue of some legal risk of an attorney or someone with legal authority
MARKETING
MARKETING
The process of communicating with a targeted consumer audience in order to persuade them to buy or use a specific product or service, in this case, a financial product or service
NEGOTIATE TERMS
NEGOTIATE TERMS
Through the negotiation process, the parties involved come to a mutual agreement on price, terms, and how the investment is structured
RAISING CAPITAL
RAISING CAPITAL
The process of approaching investors with investment products or fundraising to finance an investment or business opportunity or project
RATING
RATING
An evaluation of a corporate or municipal bond’s relative risk compared to other bonds
PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT
PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT
A process to identify and cultivate relationships for future investment opportunities
UNDERWRITING
UNDERWRITING
Underwriters research and assess the risk of a financial transaction and determine how much risk they are willing to take on in the investment.
VALUATION
VALUATION
A process to determine a company or investment’s worth, by looking at future projections, underlying assets, and risks
FACTORING
FACTORING
Within invoice financing, factoring is the process of discounting outstanding invoices to a lender who pays the company a percentage of what the invoices are worth
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTING
The systematic and comprehensive recording of financial transactions pertaining to a business. This also refers to the process of summarizing, analyzing, and reporting these transactions
ADVISING PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
ADVISING PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
The practice of consulting to a company that the fund has invested in, in order to increase the value of the investment
AUDITING
AUDITING
The official, professional examination of an individual’s or organization’s accounts, including giving an opinion as to their fairness, consistency, and conformity with generally accepted accounting principles
BENCHMARKING
BENCHMARKING
The practice of comparing investment and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies
OTHER SECTION CATEGORIES




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