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Finance Glossary

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Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Associated Person


It sounds so devious.

Picture a bright light shining in your face and a dark voice asking, "Are you now or have you ever been associated with an associated person?"

The reality is far less ominous. 

An "associated person" is just a principal of a FINRA-covered firm. They are "associated" with it and have to follow the firm's standards in their behavior and golf game. If the firm has a softball team, they're probably part of it.