A company or individual that executes futures and options orders on behalf of financial and commercial institutions and/or the general public. Chicago Board of Trade glossary
An agent who executes trades (buy or sell orders) for customers. He receives a commission for these services. Other terms used to describe a broker include: a) Account Executive ( AE), b) Associated Person ( AP), c) Registered Commodity Representative ( RCR), d) NFA Associate. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
A party who brings buyers and sellers together. Brokers do not take ownership of the property being traded, but rather they are compensated by commissions. Brokers are not the same as dealers; however, the same individuals and firms who act as brokers in some transactions may act as dealers in other transactions. American Banker Glossary
An individual who is paid a commission for executing ( execute) customer orders. Either a floor broker who executes orders on the floor of the exchange, or an upstairs broker who handles retail customers and their orders. Also, person who acts as an intermediary between a buyer and seller, usually charging a commission. A "broker" who specializes in stocks, bonds, commodities ( commodity), or options acts as an agent and must be registered with the exchange where the securities are traded. Antithesis of dealer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
A person paid a fee or commission for executing the buy or sell orders of a customer. In futures trading, the term may refer to one of several entities:Floor broker - a person who actually executes the trade in the trading pit or electronically;Account executive ( AE), Associated Person ( AP), or Registered Commodity representative ( RCR) - the person who deals with customers in Futures Commission Merchant ( FCM) offices; andFCM - a firm or person engaged in executing orders to buy or sell futures contracts for customers.A full-service broker offers market information and advice to assist the customer in trading. A discount broker simply executes orders for customers. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
A person who acts as an intermediary between two other persons, enabling them to complete a trade together. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
An agent, often a member of a stock exchange firm, who executes public orders to buy and sell securities and commodities. For this service a commission is usually charged. Brokers are agents working on commission and not principals or agents acting on their own account. Exchange Handbook Glossary
Short for stockbroker, but can refer to any intermediary selling financial products. Financial Services Glossary
A person or firm that acts on another's behalf. LIFFE
See stockbroker London Stock Exchange Glossary

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I. broker bro‧ker 1 [ˈbrəʊkə ǁ ˈbroʊkər] noun [countable] FINANCE JOBS ORGANIZATIONS INSURANCE PROPERTY
a person or organization that buys and sells Securities, currencies, property, insurance etc for others:

• The success of Independent Insurance comes from a close relationship with its brokers, who take a commission for acting as go-betweens with clients.

ˈagency ˌbroker FINANCE JOBS
a broker that buys and sells shares for clients without keeping supplies of shares itself, unlike broker-dealer S and marketmaker S:

• The trend in London is towards US-style agency brokers.

a person or organization whose job is selling space on aircraft for the transport of goods
a person or organization that trades in bonds
a person or organization that buys and sells commercial property for others
comˈmission ˌbroker JOBS FINANCE
a broker who is paid a percentage of what they buy or sell
comˈmodity ˌbroker JOBS FINANCE
a broker that buys and sells things such as oil, metals, and agricultural products
deˈposit ˌbroker JOBS FINANCE BANKING
someone whose job is to arrange for money to be paid by one bank into accounts at other banks
ˈdiscount ˌbroker JOBS FINANCE
a broker that buys and sells shares at low cost:

• One thing discount brokers don't offer is investment advice.

ˌelectronic ˈbroker FINANCE COMPUTING
a broker that buys and sells using a completely electronic system
ˈfloor ˌbroker JOBS FINANCE
a broker that trades on a market face-to-face, not on a computer or the telephone
ˌforeign exˈchange ˌbroker JOBS
a broker that trades in currencies
ˌgovernment ˈbroker JOBS
the stockbroker in Britain who is employed by the government to buy and sell government on the London stock exchange under the instructions of the Bank of England. Usually the government broker buys government securities when their price is weak and needs support, and sells them later when their price is stronger
ˌhonest ˈbroker noun [countable]
someone who tries to help people or organizations do a deal or solve a disagreement, by talking to each side, seeing what each one wants, and being fair to all of them:

• He acted as an honest broker in the dispute.

inˈsurance ˌbroker JOBS
a person or organization whose job is to give people advice about insurance and to sell the insurance policies of different insurance companies
ˈissue ˌbroker JOBS FINANCE
a broker that sells shares that are being made available for the first time in a share issue
maˌrine inˈsurance ˌbroker INSURANCE JOBS ORGANIZATIONS
a person or company that earns money by providing independent advice about the best type of insurance to buy for a ship or its cargo (= goods carried by a ship) in order to decide how much money the insurer must pay when a claim for loss or damage is made. The insurer asks a surveyor to do the examination and produce a report based on it
ˈmoney ˌbroker FINANCE BANKING
a broker that arranges deals between banks lending money to each other
ˈreal estate ˌbroker PROPERTY FINANCE JOBS
a broker that buys and sells land, property, and buildings; = real estate agent AmE; , estate agent Ame — see also shipbroker, stockbroker
  [m0] II. broker broker 2 verb [transitive] COMMERCE
to arrange the details of a deal etc so that everyone can agree to it:

• Arnoldbrokered the deal .

• Ovitz brokered the multibillion-dollar Japanese acquisitions of Columbia and MCA.

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   Brokers act as agents for buyers and sellers, for which they charge a commission, or brokerage. There are two main categories of brokers: inter-dealer brokers who only work with specialist market makers, and client or agency brokers who deal on behalf of institutional or retail clients.

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broker UK US /ˈbrəʊkər/ noun [C]
COMMERCE, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a person or a company that buys and sells shares, bonds, currencies, insurance, etc. for other people or organizations: »

In all these matters, your broker will be able to advise you.


firm of insurance brokers

a person who talks to opposing sides, especially governments, making arrangements for them or bringing disagreements to an end: »

He acted as a broker in the peace negotiations.

See also AGENCY BROKER(Cf. ↑agency broker), AIR BROKER(Cf. ↑air broker), BILL BROKER(Cf. ↑bill broker), BOND BROKER(Cf. ↑bond broker), COMMERCIAL BROKER(Cf. ↑commercial broker), COMMISSION BROKER(Cf. ↑commission broker), COMMODITY BROKER(Cf. ↑commodity broker), CUSTOMS BROKER(Cf. ↑customs broker), DEPOSIT BROKER(Cf. ↑deposit broker), DISCOUNT BROKER(Cf. ↑discount broker), ELECTRONIC BROKER(Cf. ↑electronic broker), FINANCIAL BROKER(Cf. ↑financial broker), FLOOR BROKER(Cf. ↑floor broker), FOREIGN EXCHANGE BROKER(Cf. ↑foreign exchange broker), GOVERNMENT BROKER(Cf. ↑government broker), HONEST BROKER(Cf. ↑honest broker), INSURANCE BROKER(Cf. ↑insurance broker), ISSUE BROKER(Cf. ↑issue broker), MARINE INSURANCE BROKER(Cf. ↑marine insurance broker), MONEY BROKER(Cf. ↑money broker), REAL ESTATE BROKER(Cf. ↑real estate broker), STOCKBROKER(Cf. ↑stockbroker)
broker UK US /ˈbrəʊkər/ verb [T]
to arrange something such as a deal, agreement, etc. between two or more groups or countries: »

The legislature is attempting to broker a compromise agreement.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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