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v. to put money into a business or buy property or securities for the purpose of eventually obtaining a profit. This is distinguished from a gift or a loan made merely to accommodate a friend or taking a complete gamble. (See: investment)

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TO INVEST, contracts. To lay out money in such a manner that it may bring a revenue; as, to invest money in houses or stocks; to give possession.
     2. This word, which occurs frequently in the canon law, comes from the Latin word investire, which signifies to clothe or adorn and is used, in that system of jurisprudence, synonymously with enfeoff. Both words signify to put one into the possession of, or to invest with a fief, upon his taking the oath of fealty or fidelity to the prince or superior lord.

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When "investable governance" is in place, the full range of development finance sources can be mobilized, and countries are better placed to design, finance and implement an effective pipeline of sustainable development projects to meet their SDGs.
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(with between $100,000 and $250,000) saw investable assets decline by $79 billion between 2015 and 2016, to $2.6 trillion.
This group includes some 35 million plan member households currently in control of more than $5.7 trillion in investable assets.
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Private clients with investable assets or portfolio valuations below US$100,000 will have management fees waived for 9 months starting 1st January 2016.
Only one in 10 (13 percent) boomers had investable assets of $500,000 or more.
Of this group, 45% report having $100,000 or more in investable assets, while 49% have less than $100,000.
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Millionaires in the report are defined as individuals with investable assets of $1 million or more, excluding residence, collectibles and others.
While this demographic --especially if you top it out at $1 million of investable assets--falls below the minimum wealth threshold required by many HNW-focused advisors, it is an attractive sweet spot for advisors who don't cater to HNW or ultra HNW clients.
The study entitled 'What is Wealthy?' and conducted by investment bank UBS found that only 28 per cent of investors with between 1 million dollars and 5 million dollars in investable assets considered themselves rich, ABC News reported.