Principal Finance

Definition:

Usually refers to the area within an investment bank that deals with high grade fixed income. This group will not just trade bonds on the secondard market but will be actively involved in the debt financing of new projects. Many firms have Principal Finance Officers.

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Effective margin (EM)

Used with SAT performance measures, the amount equal to the net earned spread, or margin of income, on assets in excess of financing costs for a given interest rate and prepayment rate scenario.

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