Merchant bank

Definition:

A British term for a bank that specializes not in lending out its own funds, but in providing various financial services such as accepting bills arising out of trade, underwriting new issues, and providing advice on acquisitions, mergers, foreign exchange, portfolio management, etc.

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Wind bond

Wind bond is a type of Catastrophic Bond. The bond's payout is linked to the losses incurred from natural wind-related catastrophes such as hurricane, typoon, or monsoon.

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