* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Wrap Account


No, not the kind of account that Jay-Z opens just because he's Jay-Z. He might, but not because he's a (w)rapper. A wrap account is one where the broker manages the portfolio for an annual fee, usually based as a percentage of the assets in the account. The fee covers all administrative, commissions and other expenses (but usually does not cover any fees or charges imposed by an exchange or a regulatory body). The benefit of a wrap account is that it prevents investors from being swamped by commissions because they have a trigger-happy broker who trades like a lab rat on crack.