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Finance Glossary

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Account Executive


Fancy name for "broker." This person (or company) is in charge of taking orders from whoever is buying and selling investments.

If you want to buy and sell stocks, for example, you're going to do that through a broker or account executive—and pay some commission for the whole thing.