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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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financierfi‧nan‧cier /fəˈnænsɪə, faɪˈnæn- $ ˌfɪnənˈsɪr/ AWL noun [countable]  BFsomeone who controls or lends large sums of money
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financierFive months ago, 32-year-old Richard Simpson was a corporate financier with merchant bank Morgan Grenfell.The mound of coins continues to grow as the little Kool Aid tycoons and garbage financiers continue to amaze and to amass.However, financiers, merchants and bankers, such as the Rothschilds and the Barings, remained the most distinctive group.He came to prominence, however, as a leading financier for the parliamentary side in the civil war.Indeed, their growth generally occurred without direct funding by London financiers and merchants.These men would have thrived in normal times as Wall Street financiers, corporate lawyers, or bank presidents.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfinancierfi‧nan‧cier /fəˈnænsɪə, faɪˈnæn-ˌfɪnənˈsɪr/ noun [countable]1BANKINGa person or organization that provides money for investmentThe firm has a value only if it is earning more than its cost of capital; otherwise, the financiers should have put their money elsewhere.2BANKINGFINANCEsomeone who works in a financial institution and is responsible for particular investmentsA successful corporate financier (=one who arranges investments in companies) needs to be more commercial, more extrovert and more ambitious than the average number cruncher.3FINANCEa person who controls large sums of money and investmentsThe Hong-Kong based financier bought a controlling stake in the city’s main fixed-line telecoms operator for $1.2bn
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