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asset US English

A useful or valuable thing, person, or quality

asset US Thesaurus

he sees his age as an asset

net asset US English

An asset (of a business, etc.) less all current liabilities; usually in plural.

asset base US English

The total assets owned by an individual, group, or company which underlie various financial activities or operations; especially those assets on which a company draws or depends for its operation.

asset card US English

= debit card.

asset class US English

A category of companies considered in terms of the total value of their assets (now rare).

asset sale US English

The sale of all or part of the assets of a company or other entity; an instance of this.

asset-strip US English

To sell off the assets of (a company), especially one recently taken over, in order to make a profit, without regard for the company's future.

asset value US English

The (theoretical) value of each of the shares in a company, calculated by dividing the value of the company's assets, less its liabilities, by the number of shares issued.

core asset US English

An asset of an enterprise considered to be essential to its success

asset-backed US English

Denoting securities having as collateral the return on a series of mortgages, credit agreements, or other forms of lending

asset manager US English

A person employed in asset management.

capital asset US English

An asset intended for continuing use, such as land, machinery, a patent or trademark, etc.

asset stripping US English

The practice of taking over a company in financial difficulties and selling each of its assets separately at a profit without regard for the company’s future

knowledge asset US English

A piece of knowledge viewed as an asset to the person or (now especially) organization which possesses it.

asset allocation US English

Distribution of investments among a variety of types of asset as a strategy for minimizing risk.

asset management US English

The active management of assets in order to optimize return on investment.

net asset value US English

The value of a mutual fund that is reached by deducting the fund’s liabilities from the market value of all of its shares and then dividing by the number of issued shares

fixed assets US English

Assets that are purchased for long-term use and are not likely to be converted quickly into cash, such as land, buildings, and equipment

current assets US English

Cash and other assets that are expected to be converted to cash within a year

non-performing asset in non-performing US English

Finance. Of, relating to, or denoting an asset that is not producing the anticipated or contractually due income; especially denoting a loan whose borrower has defaulted on repayments. Frequently in non-performing asset, non-performing loan.

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