Banque D'Affaires

DEFINITION of 'Banque D'Affaires'

A type of French financial institution that resembles a merchant bank. Banques d'affaires typically specialize in providing financing for organizations and also advising corporations on the best course of action in certain financial matters.

BREAKING DOWN 'Banque D'Affaires'

Banques d'affaires may conduct structured-finance activities with their own resources. Interestingly, banques d'affaires do not tend to hold the assets for prolonged periods of time, because the assets tend to be sold off to investors for a subsequent profit. Therefore, the organization is exposed to the risk that the market may not be conducive to the offering.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Merchant Account

    A type of business bank account that allows a business to accept ...
  2. Not For Profit

    A not for profit organization is a type of organization that ...
  3. Risk Financing

    The determination of how an organization will pay for loss events ...
  4. Processing Date

    The month, day and year when a merchant’s bank processes a credit ...
  5. Australian Bankers Association ...

    An association of banks that work on behalf of its member financial ...
  6. French Franc - F

    A currency used in France, prior to the introduction of the euro. ...
Related Articles
  1. Economics

    What Does a Merchant Bank Do?

    A merchant bank is a financial institution that performs underwriting, loan services, financial advising and fund raising services to large corporations.
  2. Professionals

    The Top 5 Reasons Financial Advisors Leave Their Firm

    Understand what creates dissatisfaction between financial advisers and their firms, and learn the top reasons advisers ultimately make the decision to leave.
  3. Savings

    Question the Funds Picked By Your Financial Advisor

    Learn the importance of having a financial adviser whom you can trust and why questioning the funds he selects is part of that process.
  4. Professionals

    The Pros & Cons of a Financial Advisor Career

    Discover what a career as a financial adviser entails, and learn what pros and cons an individual faces when embarking on a career in this field.
  5. Investing Basics

    How Much Does A Financial Advisor Earn?

    Several things factor into the salary of a financial advisor. Here's a look.
  6. Personal Finance

    The Banking System: Non-Bank Financial Institutions

    ByStephen D. Simpson, CFA Savings and LoansSavings and loan associations, also known as S&Ls or thrifts, resemble banks in many respects. Most consumers don't know the differences between ...
  7. Financial Advisors

    Is An Online Financial Advisor Right For You?

    Is an online adviser right for you? As with most questions in financial planning, the answer is 'it depends.' Here are a few thoughts to consider.
  8. Taxes

    What IRS Form 1023 Is Used For

    To be treated as a tax-exempt organization, start by filling out this form.
  9. Taxes

    What IRS Form 990 Tells About a Nonprofit

    Want a picture of an organization's activities? This annual form, open to the public, sums up everything from salaries paid to missions accomplished.
  10. Economics

    What Are The Costs And Benefits Of Organic Food?

    Organic food is becoming more commonplace in supermarkets, and there are several hidden costs and financial benefits associated with the certification.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are the major categories of financial institutions and what are their primary ...

    Understand the various types of financial institutions that exist in today's economy, and learn the purpose each serves in ... Read Answer >>
  2. Under the Uniform Securities Act, which of the following advisers is NOT defined ...

    The correct answer is b). Federal covered advisers include those who manage client assets of $25,000,000 or more or who advises ... Read Answer >>
  3. Why is it important for a financial advisor to have a unique value proposition?

    Understand the elements that make up a unique value proposition and why it's especially important for financial advisers ... Read Answer >>
  4. What distinguishes the financial services sector from the banks?

    Learn about the difference between the banking industry and the financial services sector and how to distinguish financial ... Read Answer >>
  5. Why are fee-based accounts preferred by many high net worth individuals (HNWI)?

    Learn why many high-net-worth individuals prefer fee-based financial advisers, and learn how commission based advisers may ... Read Answer >>
  6. What fees can I expect from a financial adviser?

Hot Definitions
  1. White Squire

    Very similar to a "white knight", but instead of purchasing a majority interest, the squire purchases a lesser interest in ...
  2. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  3. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  4. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
  5. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is ...
  6. Basis Point (BPS)

    A unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%, and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument. The basis point is commonly ...
Trading Center