© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Investment Adviser


An investment adviser is any person who takes your  money to give you investment advice or who handles securities analysis. Anyone who promises or advertises themselves as offering investment advice for money is also an investment adviser... even if they're terrible at it.