Definition of financier in English:


Pronunciation: /fʌɪˈnansɪə//fɪˈnansɪə/


  • A person concerned in the management of large amounts of money on behalf of governments or other large organizations.

    • ‘Merchants and financiers soon realized that investing in science could be a profitable business.’
    • ‘Potential financiers are performing more thorough due diligence and taking longer to commit to funding.’
    • ‘Thus, the mortgage over land is used by banks just as it is employed by building societies and by other financiers.’
    • ‘Dana did not hobnob with politicians, financiers, or the captains of industry.’
    • ‘A day later, the mood was grim and many corporate financiers were not willing to comment on the prospects for the tech sector.’
    • ‘He has become one of the richest men in the world by reacting before other financiers and governments.’
    • ‘Some financiers ask for a deposit one to three months in advance.’
    • ‘It marked a decline in power of the industrialists in favor of financiers.’
    • ‘Only a few Norwegians asserted themselves as financiers and captains of industry.’
    • ‘Yet a small group of CEOs and financiers managed to save the family silver before the house burned to the ground.’
    • ‘A single-owner collection, that of the late financier Keith Carpenter, forms the backbone of the sale.’
    • ‘Rather, it is a development on which business managers and financiers can project their anxieties.’
    • ‘It should attempt to present the information a financier would require to make a reasonable investment decision.’
    • ‘He's also proud of the fact that the developers, designers and financiers of the project are Irish.’
    • ‘He plans to add more capital to his business through external financiers.’
    • ‘A single car provides employment to financiers, dealers and transporters.’
    • ‘This book will help you identify legitimate financiers and how to sell them on your business plan.’
    • ‘In London and Paris there were journals for merchants and financiers.’
    • ‘They spend up to a year consulting lawyers, patent officials, technical experts and financiers to pull each project together.’
    • ‘Now we're going to be taken over by bankers, financiers and accountants.’
    investor, speculator, banker, capitalist, industrialist, tycoon, magnate, business person, businessman, businesswoman, stockbroker
    money man
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Early 17th century: from French, from finance (see finance).