Glossary of terms

By | 2018-05-31T15:09:35+00:00 19th November 2017|

What is the difference between alpha and beta? What does OTC, ISIN, or SICAV stand for? You do not need to guess any more.

To help overcome this communication barrier, Mark Robinson, EnCor’s Head of Asset Management, has assembled a glossary of the most popular terms in use in investment management. With the benefit of starting from a clean slate, his selection reflects the latest trends, due to technological changes or geopolitical developments. Therefore you will find entries like Brexit or robo-advisery in the glossary.

Why did we put the effort into assembling such a glossary, and why do we believe it adds value in the time of Google and Investopedia? In two words, brevity and credibility. First, we made sure sure no single entry takes more than 30-40seconds to read, and each entry should be understandable to a non-finance person without leading the way to another one or two new terms, as is typical on the internet. Secondly, you will know that it is the EnCor professional team who carefully described each entry. Our explanations are accurate as we use them in our work and in discussions with the expert community. And they will not bother your with visible or hidden advertisement as many portals do. If something is still unclear or you see something to add, we encourage you to contact us and let us know.

We recommend skimming through quickly for a general overview of the scope of the glossary. And coming back to read a specific term once you run across one in a investment-related blog, newspaper article, or your private bank report.

Here is the link: glossary

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