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DEFINITION of 'Agent'

1. An individual or firm that places securities transactions for clients.

2. A person licensed by a state to sell insurance.

3. A securities salesperson who represents a broker-dealer or issuer when selling or trying to sell securities to the investing public.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Agent'

Essentially, this is the person who makes a transaction on behalf of his or her employer or client.

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