Financial engineering

Combining or dividing existing instruments to create new financial products. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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financial engineering fiˌnancial engiˈneering noun [uncountable] FINANCE
arranging finances and investments in a clever, profitable, and sometimes slightly dishonest way:

• How long can earnings grow if sales are flat, no matter how clever the financial engineering?

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financial engineering UK US noun [U] FINANCE
the work of using mathematical methods to solve problems in finance: »

The University offers master's degrees in financial engineering.

the use of clever methods to make a company's financial situation seem better than it really is: »

No amount of financial engineering can make a bankrupt company look healthy.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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